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Many HAB flights now use SSDV to transmit images “live” from the balloon down to the ground, using a camera connected to the flight computer, providing an immediacy that is missing when just flying standalone cameras. Early SSDV flights used … Continue reading
If you … Are a teacher or youth leader (e.g. scout group) Are interested in applications for the Raspberry Pi Would love to help your class or group send a weather balloon into the stratosphere and take live images throughout … Continue reading
I’ve recently put my Maplin weather station back online, feeding data to wunderground.com. This is a live object that links to the site to show the current local weather conditions: I bought mine from Maplin, where it is currently £99.99, … Continue reading
For a while I’ve wanted to build a “Flight Readiness” unit that I can have near me when filling a balloon, and will show me if the tracker is running OK or if there’s a problem with the tracker or … Continue reading
I usually run a video stream from my launches, using webcam attached to a laptop or more recently with my Chase Car Pi, so that people following the flight can see what’s going on. Following a suggestion by Anthony Stirk, … Continue reading
Last night I went into London to meet up with other Pi enthusiasts over a pint, and to do a talk about my Pi-based weather balloon activities. Thanks to Andy and Matt for organising it and inviting me! Here’s a … Continue reading
Following my previous post, I’ve now packaged up my Pi Chase Car system, using the new Raspberry Pi GPS Board from HAB Supplies. The original GPS receiver, purchased on ebay, just wasn’t up to the task of getting a good … Continue reading
Chasing balloons across the country is one of the best, and probably the most exciting, parts of high altitude ballooning, using a car kitted out with aerials, radios and at least one computer to decode the radio transmissions from the … Continue reading
For Raspberry Pi users, I’ve added a page on running the Pi from batteries.