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Death Star in Space

Lets launch a miniature Death Star into space to celebrate Star Wars: Episode IX

Author: Blaze Sanders Email: deathstarinspace@gmail.com Twitter: @BlazeDSanders

This Git repo is broken down into the following two folders / directories (PYTHON_Code, SPIN_Code). The PYTHON_Code directory holds prototype code used to test the system on the ground using a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-plus/). The SPIN_Code directory holds the flight code that will be running on a Parallax Propeller 1 microcontroller (https://www.parallax.com/product/32810) while the Death Star rides a rocket into space!


SPIN_Code:

https://www.parallax.com/downloads/propelleride-software-windows-spin-pasm-propbasic

After downloading our full GitHub repo you can run code in SPIN_Code directory by completing the following steps:

  1. Download and open the Parallax Propeller Tool / IDE (link above).
  2. Select menu item: File > Open (Ctrl+O) the DeathStarDriver.SPIN file
  3. Select menu item: Project > Write (F11) to programm EEPROM and start Death Star software running.

For faster testing after inital EEPROM write you can use Project > Run (F10) to program volatile RAM.


PYTHON_Code:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/software/python.md

After downloading our full GitHub repo you can run code in PYTHON_Code directory by completing the following steps:

  1. Open a terminal and navigate to the PYTHON_Code using the "cd" command.
  2. Run the command "python DeathStarDriver.py" to start Death Star software running.
  3. Enter ternimal input as prompted to test individual subsystems.

We will be launching a $18,420 Kickstarter campaign April 11, 2019 at 9:32 am PT to raise funding for the flight hardware.

  1. Technical Website - www.deathstarinspace.com/engineering
  2. Planning Google Doc - https://goo.gl/VPZJBm
  3. Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/solx/1015904087?ref=781870&token=65794c12

FUTURE WORK - Send Death Star in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) or flyby of the Moon and transmit names and photos to distance stars via lasers.

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