Todd Treichel is senior engineer for Orbital Technologies Corporation. ORBITEC makes a number of systems and components for real space projects, including propulsion and life-support equipment for space shuttle missions and the international space station. Todd also works with local high school students to teach them engineering and science, and he used the AltimeterOne on […]
Description A rechargeable digital altimeter (for model rockets only) that analyzes flight altitude, acceleration, top speed, flight duration and 6 other important flight statistics. The AltimeterTwo retains the rugged design, easily-readable LCD, small size, and rechargeability of the AltimeterOne. With the addition of a 3-axis accelerometer and a 4X speed increase in processing speed, it […]
New for May 2011, the AltimeterTwo packs even more power into a package the same size as the AltimeterOne. With the addition of a triple axis accelerometer and a processor that is four times faster, the AltimeterTwo can now measure speed, acceleration, and the timing of events throughout a rocket’s flight. The AltimeterTwo provides a […]
We’re always looking for ways to improve. Thanks to our customers and dedicated beta testers, we’ve designed some neat improvements to the AltimeterOne that we’ll be phasing into production soon. Upcoming enhancements to the AltimeterOne include: » A second generation case design to increase ruggedness » An enhanced screen to indicate battery charge » Optional […]
Our printed circuit boards and packaging are manufactured in California. Our source of custom Lithium batteries is based in Hong Kong. Injection molded parts and LCD displays are created in China, while the heart of our test equipment originated in Hungary. There were great reasons for choosing each—they are all “best of breed”—but what do […]
The AltimeterOne is an altimeter small enough to fit in just about any rocket. Its advanced Lithium Polymer battery can be recharged in any standard USB port and it weighs less than 7 grams!
The benefits of Lithium chemistry―small size, low weight, strong current―come at a price. But you can’t cut corners.
It is amazing what we can do with a personal computer, the internet, and a worldwide community of factories and experts.