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Twitter Feed and Panoramic Pictures

We have added a Twitter Feed to the website that is available in the right sidebar. This will allow us to post updates in realtime from launch days. To see our updates you can watch on the website and keep refreshing it, or  follow us directly on Twitter at the address below.

http://twitter.com/#!/toddhampson

We have been trying out the Twitter Client on the iphone which is working well.

We have also tried a panoramic photo  app (called autostitch) that stitches multiple pictures together into a single panoramic picture, all on the iphone.

We will be able to send out live updates from our upcoming record attempt as well as pictures as links to the twitter posts.

Posted by on February 5th, 2011 Comments Off

WordPress iphone client

For our record attempt we would like to put live updates on
our website. We have been testing the iPhone client for a while but
it has had bugs for self hosted sites like ours. So this update
looks like it is working, as I guess you can read this post :) This
post was written and published all from the iPhone. Pic of me in
the office as a test …. Happy holidays to everyone :)

Posted by on December 23rd, 2010 Comments Off

Predict Armadillo’s Burst Pressure

Armadillo Aerospace are a US company that develops reusable rocket powered vehicles. They are currently working on a Vertical Takeoff and Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle for suborbital research and passenger flights.  They are a very exciting company and part of the new era of commercial space enterprises. Here is a picture of one of their vehicles (pixel) that they flew in the 2006 Lunar Lander Challenge

Armadillo Aerospace Pixel Hover

They also flew a vehicle in 2007, 2008 (won Level 1 prize) and 2009 ( Second in Level 2 prize). Here is a pic the 2009 vehicle.

Armadillo Aerospace Technicians inspect their rocket

This week Armadillo were burst testing their first 48″ sphere tank and they decided to hold an informal contest to see who could guess the pressure the tank would burst, the prize an Armadillo Tshirt and patch.  I couldnt help myself and entered a guess at 585psi.

Turned out our guess  was the closest. The  tank actually burst at 609 (sensor1) / 617 (sensor 2) psi. The Armadillo employees guesses were closer than mine though :)

We also got a mention on the Hobbyspace Blog ,  with the results of the competition , thanks to Clark who runs the website for the mention :)

I will be wearing the Armadillo Tshirt with pride when it arrives :)

Posted by on November 14th, 2010 1 Comment

HHWRSA WebServer Relocated

Our webserver was relocated today to a new data centre. The move went well with minimal downtime.

The Internet link is about 3 -4 times faster than our previous one so page loading times should be improved :)

Posted by on October 22nd, 2010 Comments Off