2016 Munster Cansat Competition
Published on: Saturday, 31 October 2015
European Space Agency competition for 2nd Level Students (transition year and upwards) run by ESERO Ireland in association with Cork Electronic Industries Association and Institutes of Technology.
A team of students from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál in Blarney, Co Cork won the 2015 Esero Ireland – CEIA National CanSat competition and represented Ireland at the European CanSat final in Portugal in June 2015.
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2016 CIT Munster CanSat Competition
All workshops take place in Room B276, CIT Bishopstown Campus, 4pm - 6pm.
|6th Nov 2015||Teachers & Mentors Workshop|
|20th Nov 2015||CanSat Class 1 – Arduino set-up & Primary Mission sensors|
|4th Dec 2015||CanSat Class 2 – Programming the CanSat|
|18th Dec 2015||CanSat Class 3 – Soldering & calibration/testing|
|15th Jan 2016||CanSat Class 4 – CanSat shell & support mechanical design|
|29th Jan 2016||CanSat Class 5 – Practise/trial presentations|
|12th/26th Feb 2016||CanSat Class 6 – data handling, Parachute design, final adjustments to CanSat|
|12th Mar 2016||Munster Regional Final @ CIT|
|15th Apr 2016||Irish National Final @ Birr Castle|
What is CanSat
A CanSat is a simulation of a real satelite, built inside a empty soft drink can
Teams of school students compete to design, build and test a mini-satelite or CanSat. The competition gives students a feeling of excitement and technological achievement by launching their own satelite and gives them their first practical experience of a real space project.
Your Mission … should you choose to accept it
- Fit all the major subsystems found in a satelite such as power, sensors and communications in a CanSat
- Provide a parachute to ensure the can has a gentle landing
- Carry out scientific experiments and transmit the data to an earth based computer
- Entry is open to 4-6 second level students (Transition Year, Fifth Year and Sixth Year) per team
What help will you get
CIT will support participating schools by providing access to state-of the-art labs, technical support and industry mentors for the competing teams. Each team and their teacher will be provided with a kit, an introduction course and on-going techanical support from a dedicated technical mentor.
Enquiries to Dr Joe Connell by email email@example.com