Club: Rice Eclipse

Hybrid Rocket Construction


Member profile details

Membership level
2015-2016 Team
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Team Name
Club: Rice Eclipse
Project Title
Hybrid Rocket Construction
Design Challenge
By May, safely and efficiently research, design, construct, fly, and recover at least one rocket, ensuring that the process interests and educates every team member.

We strive to teach ourselves and each other how to research, design, and construct high powered rockets and space faring technology in the most safe, interesting, efficient, and exciting manner possible. We build our approach around the interests and skills of our members, not competitive goals or financial objects. In doing so, we have faith that we will ECLIPSE every obstacle and adversary in our pursuit of rocket science.
Date Updated
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Schlumberger, RCEL
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  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Kazimir “Kaz” Karwowski
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • RCEL
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Chris Harris
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department

Team Members

Award(s) and Recognition
Willy Revolution Award for Innovation in Engineering Design, 2016 George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition
Rapid Prototyping Tools Used
  • Laser Cutter
  • Sewing Machine
  • PCB Mill
  • NI Hardware
  • Soldering Station
  • Hand Tools
  • Wood Shop Saws
  • Machine Shop- Mill
  • Machine Shop Lathe
  • Machine Shop 3D CNC Mill
  • Machine Shop Plasma Cutter
  • Machine Shop Band Saw
  • Machine Shop Drill Press
Facilities Used
  • Conference Rooms
  • Computer Lab or Computer Nook
  • Specialty Software
  • Printers/ Copiers
  • Wet Lab
  • Electronics Lab or Tools from Electronics Lab
Electronic Tools Used
  • NI DAQ
  • MyRIO
  • TI Microcontroller (MSP 430)
  • Arduino
  • Hand assembled Protoboard/perf board
  • Freescale
  • Temperature sensor
  • Flow sensor
  • Motor speed sensor
  • Pressure sensor
  • Velocity (including angular velocity sensor)
  • Power switch/relay
  • Digital Multi-meter
Software Used
  • Solid Works
  • Illustrator
  • NI Labview
  • C
  • C++
  • Matlab
  • Eagle

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK


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