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Welcome to the ThinSat Phase 1 wiki!
Getting Started with your ThinSat Kit
The Quick Start Guide has been made to help teachers and students collect data on an engineering model and display it on the Data Dashboard. The engineering model does not get launched on the balloon but will help you test sensors and work through any difficulties connecting to the Data Dashboard.
There are enough xChips in your ThinSat kit to make 5 WeatherSats.
Phase 1 Launch
The launch is the grand finale of Phase 1. You will build a Ground Station and WeatherSat. Here we will add the radio modules and get ready for remote communications.
There are enough xChips in your XinaBox kit to make two FlatSats and one Ground Station.
To launch the FlatSat there are two options:
- Use tethered helium balloons, or
- Use a drone.
Phase 1 xChip Coding
Here you will find self-paced lessons and tutorials that serve as an introduction to programming using the xChips. Do as many or as few as you want, and then after you can try writing your own codes!
These tutorials are awesome for learning coding fundamentals but ARE NOT used to get your data on the Data Dashboard or launch the balloon.
Bonus codes are for those who want to try more advanced programming and are presented as is.
Lab 6: Desktop Weather Station