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Near Space Balloon Project - This 8-Bit Life

Leland Flynn

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.

 

High-Altitude Sensor Board

GPS

DataLogger

Some sort of Long-distance radio comms

HD Video Camera

Still Photo Camera

Inexpensive Prepaid Cell Phone

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