Open Source Rockets!


Today’s amateur rockets are more than tubes of aluminum that explode into the sky. Sophisticated rockets incorporate advanced electronics, real-time software, and powerful communications equipment.

Why buy a hobby rocket when you can build a much cooler one from scratch? The Portland State Aerospace Society provides the blue prints, open source code, and schematics to build a rocket from the ground up.* Come learn how we make rocketry more open.
  • Note: PSAS will not supply you with igniters or ammonium perchlorate. Go get your own explosives license!

Sarah Sharp

Affiliation Portland State Aerospace Society

Sarah Sharp is an electronics and software geek who works in Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. When she’s not hacking on the Linux USB subsystem, she dabbles in amateur rocketry.