NASA/CaSGC Microcomputer & Robotics Internship



My First Arduino Circuit

Early last year I started working with Arduinos, thanks to friends like Tim Wheeler and Phuong Truong. Here’s a photo of my very first circuit, the basic LED.

I’ve gone through the SparkFun kit since then, building several other circuits and am looking forward to the ThoughtSTEM / UCSD Extension course in mid February of this year.



Arduino Project Idea from UCSD


Consider using an arduino to build a solar tracker. Here’s a link to instructions:



San Diego City College Arduino Competition

San Diego City College Arduino Competition--Photo Courtesy Rafael Alvarez, MESA Director

San Diego City College Arduino Competition–Photo Courtesy Rafael Alvarez, MESA Director

We are pleased to announce the results of the Arduino Competition at San Diego City College on December 3, 2014. Seed-funded by the California Space Grant with additional funding and mentoring from Northrop Grumman and SparkFun Electronics, six four-person community college teams competed with innovative projects using Arduinos.

Summary courtesy of Rafael Alvarez, MESA Director:


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NASA’s New Orion Spacecraft Completes First Spaceflight Test


NASA marked a major milestone December 5th on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

“Today’s flight test of Orion is a huge step for NASA and a really critical part of our work to pioneer deep space on our Journey to Mars,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “The teams did a tremendous job putting Orion through its paces in the real environment it will endure as we push the boundary of human exploration in the coming years.”

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