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''* (Mostly) intact''
 
''* (Mostly) intact''
  
== Resources Required ==
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== Resources ==
  
=== What we have ===
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=== Hardware ===
* GPS receiver
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==== Available ====
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* [http://www.inventeksys.com/store/ISM300F2-C5-V0004.html ISM300F2-C5.1-V0004 (High Altitude) GPS receiver]
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* Several development boards (Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone v1)
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* Camera with [http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK CHDK]
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* Ham-band radios that can be adapted for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Packet_Reporting_System APRS]
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==== Required ====
  
=== What we need ===
 
 
* Balloon
 
* Balloon
 
* Helium / Hydrogen
 
* Helium / Hydrogen
* Altitude
 
* GPS logger
 
* Telemetry TX/RX
 
 
* Bright orange spray paint
 
* Bright orange spray paint
* Camera (c'mon, who doesn't like the pics from these things?!)
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* Parachute (?)
* Parachute (or not...?)
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=== Software ===
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==== Required ====
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* Altitude & GPS logger
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* Telemetry TX/RX
  
 
== Persons of Interest ==
 
== Persons of Interest ==

Revision as of 21:58, 28 February 2014

Project Goals

  • Send a balloon with some sort of electronic equipment into the sky and try to retrieve it*.
  • Reach near space.
  • Take some really cool pictures.

* (Mostly) intact

Resources

Hardware

Available

Required

  • Balloon
  • Helium / Hydrogen
  • Bright orange spray paint
  • Parachute (?)

Software

Required

  • Altitude & GPS logger
  • Telemetry TX/RX

Persons of Interest

  • Matthew - I'll try to facilitate things as best I can to move us towards our goal.
  • Zach - I like space (and near-space) and I have done this once before. Also, ham license.
  • Do you want to be a PoI on this project? Go ahead and add yourself and what your role will be!

Estimated Date

  • The future (summer-ish)