Developing a low cost microcontrolled space probe prototype for thermology work


Although the prototyping process is traditionally associated with engineering, nowadays, there are several projects in different areas being developed from microcontrolled systems. This work aims to describe how a prototype of a low-cost microcontrolled space probe has applicability to the area of Physics and Astronomy. The materials used to develop the prototype of the low cost microcontrolled probe were a simple ESP32 microcontroller board and a BME-280 temperature sensor. The method for developing the interlocution between the hardware structures and the components coupled in the simulated space probe was the C ++ programming language. Finally, based on the structures that make up the cart, which simulates a space probe through its components, it was possible to collect satisfactory data regarding the temperature and compare it with the environmental conditions provided by meteorological institutes.