Monthly Archives: March 2007

Weather Balloon

Yar after a week of all nighters and well more Redbull that I care to think about. We launched Ahab, due to weather we had to limit the ceiling from 70k feet to 200 feet. Fog + 100% cloud cover does not good flight conditions make. I wrote the make controller code that took temperature readings, took pictures, and would have cut the device down when it hit 70,000 feet.

Pictures = 1000 cliches so here are some links.

Pre Launch Video

Photos of setup

Project details.

Keep on floating…

Ps. Looks like we’ve hit Make, BoingBoing, and Rocketboom