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RockOn 2022 Registration is now open

Posted on: January 7th, 2022 in: NASA Space Grant

Colorado Space Grant Consortium has just opened the registration for RockOn 2022. Those interested should register by January 31, 2022.

RockOn 2022 will be a virtual workshop as it was in 2021.  Participating teams will be sent kit hardware and any equipment needed to to complete their kit with their team or by themselves.  Teams and individuals will complete most of this workshop at their own pace but there will be live aspects to the experience.  See this year’s agenda for reference.  If after reviewing these details you are still interested, please continue.

THIS WORKSHOP IS AMAZING!  If you want proof, look at the pictures from the workshops in 2008, 2009, 2010, 20112012, 20132014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 2019 and 2020/21.  You will build a REAL sounding rocket payload then LAUNCH it on a two stage Terrier-Orion rocket (weather permitting).  The logistics associated with the RockOn Workshop are even greater now that it will be remote so they need an accurate count on the number of participants before January 31, 2022.  Space is limited and your registration does not hold your spot until payment is received.

Registration this year is based on sending a kit to a team of 3 people.  When registering, you are registering a team.  If you are a team of 1, your cost is the same as a team of 5.  Each team will receive 1 kit per registration.  The team/kit cost is $2,400, which works out to $800 per person for a team of 3.  Last year, it was $999 per person or ~$3,000 per team of three.  The kit will include all the equipment needed for your team to be successful.  There is a ~10% fee charged for credit card registration payments.

There are limited number of kits due to global part shortages.  If all goes well, there will be 60 kits.  The desired team size for each kit is 3 people.  Therefore we can accomodate ~180 people in this virtual workshop.  If you wish to have a larger team than 3, that is fine but only one kit per team will be sent.  Each team will receive their kit on or before April 15th, 2022.  Completed kits will need to be returned to Boulder, Colorado by May 27th, 2022.  All shipping is provided as part of the registration.  32 to 40 completed kits will fly on the rocket and 20 to 28 completed kits will be flown on the HASP flight.  See workshop info for more details on this.

The workshop is open to all interested with the following conditions:

1.  Participants MUST know how to solder and MUST have practiced before attending the workshop.

2.  Participants MUST be familiar with the Arduino programming language.  All the code is provided during the workshop so don’t let this deter you from coming to the workshop.

3.  Workshop is designed for college students and college faculty.  If you are a high school student or faculty, please register but Chris will reach out to you with more details.