Since the dawn of time, man has wished to ascend to the heavens. Today, we have achieved this dream beyond our wildest expectations. We have truly entered a new age of humanity.

The motherboard is the heart of MemSat, using a Pic24 microcontroller and interfacing with the various subsystems through our api. It is powered in part by Mulhbaier’s Embedded Libary along with custom APIs and interfaces developed by students as part of the C&DH (Command and data handling) subsystem.


There is currently a Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) on this board to use:

  • UART Tx
  • SPI Tx/Rx
  • Timers
  • Real-Time Clock (RTC)
  • Analog-Digital Converter (ADC)

More peripheral support is in development.


A bootloader is in development, to re-program the PIC over-the-air as well as recover the program if there are any corruption issue with in flight.

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