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Near Space Balloon Project: Update - This 8-Bit Life

Leland Flynn

So we’ve nailed down our initial parts list, gone over some basic ideas for testing and design and the Makerspace gained a new member who has their HAM license and is interested in working on the project with us! Hopefully by the second or third launch we will have constant communication figured out. If anyone reading this post is interested in helping out or just wants to come check out the Makerspace please feel free to e-mail me about it or visit for more info.


Sparkfun Parts:

SEN-09944 High Altitude Sensing Board
DEV-09530 OPENLog
GPS-09129 Header cable for temp/GPS
SEN-09418 External Temp Sensor


Scientific Sales 350g Balloon


After we get the general workings figured out for the telemetry module we will start working on location beaconing, power, temp control, release mech, imaging module, and possibly long-range comms.


This is so damn exciting!

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