Satellite in a can for Boyne Community School
A group of students from 5th and 6th year from Boyne Community School in Trim who took part in the European Space Agency's CanSat competition workshops hosted in D.I.T. Kevin Street.
Q: What is CanSat?
A: A CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, built inside an empty soft drink can; CanSat = Can Satellite.
Students were tutored by lecturers and students from DIT's Computer Science department. The workshops involved microcontroller construction and data analytics. Throughout the process, students are taught to program a small computer device, called an Arduino, which can then take measurements from an array of sensors. Some of these sensors have been chosen by the students themselves. The project is underpinned by skills learned in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Maths. Boyne Community School would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Brian Keegan of D.I.T. Computer Science Dept. and his colleagues in providing assistance to the students during the process.
In photo attached – Boyne CS Cansat Team (L-R): Michael Jordan, Ciaran Lynch, Ryan Mcloughlin, Jordan Murphy and Dylan Deakin.