Archive for the ‘Raspberry Pi’ Category

The Register “SPEARS” Test Flight

Back in December 2012 I helped The Register with a test flight for their “LOHAN” project. Sadly, that flight ended up very wet in the English Channel due to reality completely disagreeing with the predicted flight path, after the Met Office failed to fly any balloons themselves that day. The results was that a weather […]

Raspberry Eye In The Sky

Back in March I built a lightweight Raspberry Pi tracker comprising a model A Pi and a pre-production Pi camera built into a foam replica of the Raspberry Pi logo: The aim was to send images from higher than my record of just under 40km, so the tracker was pretty much as light as I […]

Watching A Big Cheese Over Switzerland

This was my fifth “Pi In The Sky” flight and originally was to be an altitude record attempt using an extremely light photographic payload, however such a flight this time of year is likely to end up in the North Sea. Been There Done That don’t want to do it again. Now, most flights (nearly […]

Eben Upton at Oxford Geek Night

Earlier this week I went along to the Oxford Geek Night where they had a Raspberry Pi themed night. The Pi is obviously popular in Oxford (despite any possible Oxford – Cambridge rivalry – the Pi was born in Cambridge), and the place was absolutely packed. The only spot I could find to stand wasn’t […]

TARDIS And Raspberry Pi In “Space”

Raspberry Pi in a TARDIS takes stratospheric self-portrait For my fourth Raspberry PI weather balloon flight I wanted to pack as much into the flight as I could, making full use of what the Pi has to offer: 3G link for video and backup telemetry Send telemetry over 3G from the launch site A live […]

PIE1 – Raspberry Pi Sends Live Images from Near Space

HAB (High Altitude Ballooning) is a growing hobby where enthusiasts use standard weather balloons to put small payloads typically 100g-1kg into “near space” at altitudes of around 30km or so, carrying a tracking device (so the balloon position is known throughout the flight) and usually some sensors (temperature, pressure etc) and often a video or […]

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