[Space] Camera stabilizer idea

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Tue Feb 16 23:31:47 UTC 2010

Thanks, Erik - this is genuinely very interesting! We're somewhat mass
constrained, so it might be difficult to build something that could
develop enough angular momentum to counteract much force, but I think
I might need to spend some time with a whiteboard and work it out - if
nothing else, these are seriously neat, and it looks like they haven't
seen any amateur or balloon use yet, which is a good enough reason to
try them out :)

(hope you don't mind the cc to space@; we're a friendly and welcoming bunch)


On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Erik Hopp <erik at quilted.coop> wrote:
> Hi Mikolaj,
> Please excuse my singling you out for this spam (I found your address from
> the Spacebridge mailing list archives) but I saw the video from your launch
> a week ago and I just read a blog post that I thought might help in the
> design of your next spacecraft!
> While you may have already thought of this (you seem like you are a smart
> bunch!), this blog post contained an interesting idea about avoiding the
> spiraling of flying objects:
> http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/02/unusual_mechanism_the_rolleron.html
> Just in case you hadn't considered rollerons, I thought I'd make sure you
> knew about them in case they might be helpful!
> Good luck with the next launch!
> Erik.
> --
> Erik Hopp
> Erik|at|Quilted.coop
> 401.744.0970
> http://Quilted.coop

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