High altitude ballooning with Raspberry Pi

September 17, 2015 lgdelg

Lots of people embed a Raspberry Pi into their projects—whether it’s an arcade machine, a robot, a photo booth, or a weather station. You can develop your application with the Pi like it’s a desktop, then disconnect your mouse, keyboard, and monitor and embed it into your project, short-term or long-term.

Another useful property of the Raspberry Pi is its weight–the Model B weighs 45 grams, and the Model A+ just 23 grams. This comes in very handy for sending a data logger, GPS tracker, and camera up into the sky on a helium balloon! That’s exactly what amateur high altitude balloonist Dave Akerman has been doing since 2012.

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