Near space ballon project, someone local is working on it

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otto_pjm
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Near space ballon project, someone local is working on it

Postby otto_pjm » Thu May 19, 2011 1:55 pm

I know this has come up at least twice on the forums before, and it seems like we lacked someone who was sufficiently invested to lead the charge. If that is the case, and there are members interested, this might be a nice win / win, we offer support / build space / expertease etc, this guy, or group of people leads the project. Anyone happen to know this Jamey Erickson?

It's on kickstarter and about 2/3rds funded to make 5 asscents this summer. I know we have our own money crunch, I'm proposing non-cash material, effort, etc type support.

Thoughts, you know you want to!
Could be helpful publicity wise to the member drive as well.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jam ... xploration

It's likely not technically correct to say near space 20 miles is low for that I think.

Pete

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Re: Near space ballon project, someone local is working on i

Postby nootropic » Fri May 20, 2011 7:14 am

We should have this guy come to open hack night and tell us about his project. I backed his Kickstarter project -- hope he gets his full funding.

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Re: Near space ballon project, someone local is working on i

Postby otto_pjm » Fri May 20, 2011 8:42 am

I'd agree, you want to reach out to him and see if he's interested in coming by sometime?

Pete

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Re: Near space ballon project, someone local is working on i

Postby nootropic » Fri May 20, 2011 4:36 pm

Yep, I'll contact him and see if he can swing by for open hack sometime soon.

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Re: Near space ballon project, someone local is working on i

Postby smittex » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:43 pm

I was working with a couple of other guys at the Dallas Makerspace on a high altitude balloon and can give some details on the project as well as some of the hiccups we had. We/they haven't launched it yet because of the time thief that was moving to a new location (both me and DMS), but I'm sure we could do a collaborative thing with them. Andrew posted the source code on github along with the mods needed to get the GPS working correctly. Im in the process of moving my aprs information and source to the tcm wiki. We had purchased mainly cots equipment that cost about 3 bills but would have been complete with a 2 meter and some testing... btw, I brought all the aprs equipment with me. Is there still any interest floating around tcm?


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