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Space Camp Day 2: DIY Yagi Antenna

Space Camp Day 2: DIY Yagi Antenna In-Person

[Register for Space Camp Day 1: Arduino 101 to attend this event.]

Communication and ground control of spacecraft is usually done with radio waves. The distance from Earth to the Moon is 384,400 kilometers! This means radio waves can take 2-½ seconds to get there. So how do we increase our range and reception of these radio waves? One way is with a Yagi-Uda antenna. Patented in 1926 by Hidetsugu Yagi, Yagi antennas increase range and focus the reception of radio waves, helping us track the directional origin of radio signals…even from space!


Build your very own Yagi antenna using the Arduino microcontroller in this workshop. Time permitting, the workshop concludes with a “fox hunt” to locate the source of mysterious radio signals.


Seats available. Spaces limited. Registration required. Registration link below.


Appropriate for ages 14 and up. Younger astronauts can attend with a parent or guardian, age 14+. (One set of electronics per registrant)

All materials are provided thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Boulder Library Foundation and a Cognizant “Making the Future” grant award.

Monday, Jul 18 2022 Show more dates
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
BLDG 61 Makerspace
Main Library
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