Want to build your own satellite and launch it into space? It's easier than you may think. The first in a series of four books, this do-it-yourself guide shows you the essential steps needed to design a base picosatellite platform-complete with a solar-powered computer-controlled assembly-tough enough to withstand a rocket launch and survive in orbit for three months.
Whether you want to conduct scientific experiments, run engineering tests, or present an orbital art project, you'll select basic components such as an antenna, radio transmitter, solar cells, battery, power bus, processor, sensors, and an extremely small picosatellite chassis. This entertaining series takes you through the entire process-from planning to launch.
'I started writing this book after I found myself trying to juggle two seemingly opposing things- I wanted to provide good, nutritious food for myself and my family, while also watching my dollars when I went to the supermarket.' More and more people are becoming interested in eating well and understanding where their food comes from. But where to start? Organic, free-range, local, sustainable- the choices can be overwhelming - and seriously expensive. In this revised and updated edition of her 2010 classic, Frugavore, Melbourne-based nutritionist and food journalist Arabella Forge shows that it needn't be so difficult. Nutrient-Dense Food on a Shoestring provides hands-on, practical advice on how to develop a new way of living, proving that frugal eating can also be delicious and fun. Learn how to access quality produce straight from the source, rediscover forgotten cooking techniques and create your own kitchen garden complete with compost heap and chicken coop. Packed with recipes, resources, tips and tricks, Nutrient-Dense Food on a Shoestring is a foolproof guide to living and eating well. Before you know it you'll be enjoying delicious, sustainable meals and feeling healthier, happier - and even a little richer for it.