Near Space Balloon Project - This 8-Bit Life
Check it kids. DMS is going to space! Well, near space anyhow. A few members and I are in the planning stages of building our very own weather balloon complete with flight computer, HD video camera, still camera, and a full compliment of sensors! We’re going to gather a ton of data and of course, see the curvature of the friggin earth! We’re going to build this all around an arduino board from sparkfun. Pictured below:
I’ll be posting a build log as we go but in the meantime here is a tentative list of what we hope to include in this project.
Some sort of Long-distance radio comms
HD Video Camera
Still Photo Camera
Inexpensive Prepaid Cell Phone