We make several different altimeters and a few things to make your AV bay a little bit friendlier. We cover the gamut of altimeters, from a simple 2-output deployment controller all the way up to a 6-output flight computer, and a flight computer with integrated GPS tracking. Pretty much whatever you want to do, there’s an Eggtimer for you!
All of it is in kit form, of course… you build it yourself and save $$$, get a great value for the money, and get the satisfaction of doing it yourself.
Eggtimer Proton (Avail. Mid-Nov 2018) Kit: $70 Degree of Assembly Difficulty: 4/5
The Eggtimer Proton is one of the most advanced flight computers that you can buy. It combines SIX deployment channels with a 120G accelerometer, perfect for those really ambitious projects. It’s also WiFi-enabled, so you don’t need to mess with any cables or special software to configure, download, or perform depployment tests. In addition to the “standard” Drogue, Main, and Airstart modes you can also configure the channels to trigger on almost any condition that you can think of, and there are no dedicated channels… any channel can perform any function. It has lots of safety features, including our exclusive dual-switched outputs that essentially leave the outputs “dead” until you’re in flight. There is also servo support on the way down… do you want to go Falcon 9 and have landing gear deploy using servos after the Main chute opens? You can do it with the Proton!
Eggtimer Quantum Kit: $40 Degree of Assembly Difficulty: 3/5
The Eggtimer Quantum is the first WiFi-enabled flight computer. Using just about any WiFi/browser enabled device, you can program,arm/disarm, and download data without any cables, apps, or Internet connections. It’s the easiest full-function alltimeter that you’ll ever use! Features include two high-current deployment channels, airstart capability with velocity/altitude/breakwire tests, remote deployment testing, and lots more.
Eggtimer Classic Flight Computer Kit: $35 Degree of Assembly Difficulty: 1/5
The Eggtimer Classic Flight Computer is a full-function barometric two-channel flight computer that can be used to deploy parachutes, airstart second-stage engines, and log flight profile data. It supports standard main-drogue multiple chute deployment, or you can use your motor’s ejection charge to deploy the drogue chute and configure the drogue channel in airstart mode to support a two-stage multiple deployment rocket. It can be used to modulate standard hobby servos too, so if you’re a water rocket enthusiast this is the least expensive solution on the market that can be used for non-pyro multiple deployment. With all through-hole assembly, it’s also the easiest altimeter to assemble that we offer.
Eggtimer Quark Kit: $20 Degree of Assembly Difficulty: 3/5
The Eggtimer Quark is a simple and inexpensive dual-deployment controller. It is ideal for those just getting into electronic deployments or for those who want something the “just works” out of the box. At $20, it’s far and away the least expensive deployment controller on the market. It’s also one of the smallest units available, at only 1.8″ x .75″ it fits comfortably into a 24mm (BT50) tube. Just because it’s inexpensive doesn’t mean you give up features… there are two drogue settings, four main altitude settings, you can perform deployment channel tests (can YOUR basic altimeter do that?), and it beeps out the apogee after landing.
Eggtimer TRS GPS Tracker/Flight Computer Kit: $90 Degree of Assembly Difficulty: 5/5
The Eggtimer TRS combines a two-output flight computer with an Eggfinder-compatible GPS tracker, in one package. It’s designed to be paired with the Eggfinder LCD Receiver, and most flight-related functions (configuration, arming, continuity and output channel testing) can be controlled remotely from the LCD receiver without the use of a cable. Small enough to fit in a 38mm coupler tube, it’s a great solution for those space-constrained projects.
Eggtimer WiFi Switch Kit: $20 Degree of Assembly Difficulty: 3/5
The Eggtimer WiFi Switch is the answer to the question, “How to you turn on something in an AV bay when it’s 8 feet off the ground?” Using ANY WiFi/browser enabled device, you can turn your electronics on and off, over 100′ away. Have a two-stager and don’t want to stick your face next to a K sparky motor to turn on the altimeter while standing on a ladder? No problem… with the WiFi switch, you can stand back and turn it on remotely. Not only that but it has two continuity checking circtuits, that can connect to ANY altimeter… not just Eggtimer products. You can remotely check continuity, and battery voltage too.
About our Degree of Difficulty Scale…
We rate Degree of Difficulty from 1 to 5, based on how small the parts are, how many parts there are, how long it takes to build, and how critical to proper operation minor soldering mistakes would be. A kit rated 1 is all through-hole, and is relatively forgiving of less than perfect solder joints. A kit rated 5 has a lot of small 0805 surface mount parts, and has .050″ pitch IC’s. If you’ve never built a kit before we recommend that you stay with the lower numbered kits, once you have successfully built a few of them then you can tackle the 4’s and 5’s.