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## Design and build breakout board for SMD GPS device
 
## Design and build breakout board for SMD GPS device
 
## Write code to read position data from GPS
 
## Write code to read position data from GPS
 
 
# Design communications system
 
# Design communications system
 
## Interface with ham radio
 
## Interface with ham radio
 
 
# Design power system
 
# Design power system
  

Revision as of 02:39, 7 March 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

Software

Required

  • Altitude & GPS logger
  • Telemetry TX/RX

ToDo

  1. Interface GPS to desired control board
    1. Design and build breakout board for SMD GPS device
    2. Write code to read position data from GPS
  2. Design communications system
    1. Interface with ham radio
  3. Design power system

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

  • May 2014 (Weather dependent)