The satellite hardware and software is now taking shape and we have now completed the development of the ground receiver FUNcube dongle.
Here is an information document about FUNcube that we produced for use at the Assocation for Science Education Conference and Exhibition which we attended in early Jan 2012. FUNcube educational_outreach
AMSAT-UK is now developing the educational outreach part of the project. This includes the design and contents of the “ground station” display (see the Graphical User Interface page), the best method of providing the information so that it relates to the current curricula, and all the supporting information that will be needed by the teachers.
If you have current educational experience in this area and are willing to help, you would be able to provide the additional professional advice that we need to carry it forward. In the first instance please make a note of you interest by commenting on this page below.
Richard, G3RWL, has kindy located and scanned some previous educational material from years gone by. They are available for download in two parts below. Its interesting to see that although dating from some decades ago, the principles of teaching and maths/physics itself hasnt changed much.
The two files above are published with permission from the ARRL. They are quite big, 4 or 5 Mb.