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Many kids these days have never known life without the Internet, Google and shiny icons, and relate better to smartphones and touch screens than to wires and buttons. The MMC was born out of wanting to do something new and fun with the hobby of model rocketry – and get more of the family involved!

To us, the biggest problem with launching a rocket has to do with power. Most launchers work by short-circuiting batteries across the igniter.

With that in mind, our first task was to find a way to deliver a controlled amount of power to trigger the igniter in the engine. To do that, we created our own custom circuit board. It may not have been pretty, but it did the job!