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Affordable, Portable Orbital Desktop Satellite Tracker Demo



Have you ever wondered where in the world the ISS is flying? Curious to see where Saturn is? How about Alpha Centauri? Visit Zeke’s Desktop Satellite Tracker demo table to see how a magnetometer and accelerometer work to track satellites, planets and stars - and try it yourself!

Zeke Wheeler has been making waves on the engineering circuit. When he was 8 years-old, Zeke began a multi-year project to contact the International Space Station over ham radio using homemade antennas, circuit boards and satellite trackers. Zeke has a popular YouTube channel (@KJ7NLL) where he documents his engineering projects.

When he was 11 years-old, Zeke Wheeler was a featured speaker at two engineering conferences: CadenceLIVE 2023 and DAC (Design Automation Conference) and has been written about in EEJournal. In the fall of 2024 his 5-year mission will finally be fulfilled: he will help students communicate over ham radio with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station via NASA’s educational outreach program ARISS.

Zeke recently won Best of Fair, Middle School, at the Northwest Science Expo, as well as the Lemelson Early Inventor Award for his “Affordable, Portable, Orbital Desktop Satellite Tracker.” He loves to share his projects with the engineering community.

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