Silicon Valley Engineering Council
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SVEC at Maker Faire Bay Area, May 16 & 17, 2015
If you want to help at SVEC booth, please contact Elise Engelhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SVEC Full Council Meeting, April 22, 2015
Cedric Priscal of PhoneSat will be our presenter.
6:00 - 6:30 pm: Light dinner and networking
Attendance is free, please RSVP to Michael Wright at email@example.com or call 650-604-6262.
PhoneSat is a nanosatellite (cubesat) using a smartphone as the satellites onboard computer as off-the-shelf phones already have many of the systems needed for a satellite, including fast processors, versatile operating systems, multiple miniature sensors, high-resolution cameras, GPS receivers and several radios.
PhoneSat satellites transmit its data using packet radio on the amateur radio frequencies (one is 437.425 MHz). If you are an amateur radio operator and you can receive these packets, you have the great opportunity to contribute to the project by submitting them. Dashboard page will give you all the information you need to track the satellites in real time. See http://www.phonesat.org
More on PhoneSat, particularly launch of first group on April 2013 and photo gallery at