Saw an update from Jones Boys’ Rocketry on…

Saw an update from Jones Boys’ Rocketry on Twitter.

Check out the Maker Book Humble Bundle https…

Check out the Maker Book Humble Bundle!!! – Great set of books and the money raised goes to support Maker Ed (

#books, #humblebundl, #makers

Recommendation: Educational video blogger Destin, and his Youtube channel, “Smarter Every Day”

If you haven’t subscribed to Destin’s you tube channel called Smarter Every Day, then you’re missing out. He has fascinating and accessible science videos about all kinds of topics. One of his main passions is outer space and spaceflight, so there’s the obvious connection to Mach 30.

His most recent video is called, 7 HOLES in the Space Station – Smarter Every Day…: Check it out!

I see lots of potential for collaboration here, as soon as the organization get to a critical mass of people and activity!

#EngineerSpeak Status Update After my prolonged absence due…

#EngineerSpeak Status Update
After my prolonged absence due to a very long business trip (22 days, new personal record), the #EngineerSpeak community resumed work on the Yavin Thruster by conducting our first sprint planning session last Thursday. As this was our first sprint planning session we did not quite complete it (that should happen this Thur night), but we did do some great work. Here are the highlights:

  • Committed team members for our first sprint are @jedibfa, @wwenchlabs, @wrightjmf, and Aaron (sorry, don’t know your handle on P2). I am very excited to have all of these folks on the team for our first sprint
  • We will try out 6 weeks for our sprint duration since this is an after hours, all volunteer activity (we will see how that works during our retrospective)
  • We have basically wrapped up prioritizing the list of Project Backlog Items (PBIs) and I think some very interesting results came out of that work including the importance of completing the Export Control review early (I am happy to see this fall out as part of good process) and that the best initial demo of MTK is the pressure vessel calculations not one of the nozzle or thruster performance calculations (in no small part because it is lower hanging fruit than the other demos – a good reminder that agile methods are sustainable methods as they share a common interest in capturing low hanging fruit)

Next up – the team will select those items it feels comfortable committing to for this sprint. I am eager to report on how that meeting goes…. Stay tuned.

#agile, #mtk, #open-source-space, #oshw, #yavin-thruster