Hack Something Night is a regular Tuesday meeting feature where people get together and attack a thing or project and make some progress on it. This week there were several projects being worked on, pictures and summaries below
We are going to launch a weather ballon to achieve three goals:
Obtain pictures and video of St. Louis and the earth from high altitude
Execute a well organized project to attract people to Arch Reactor
Provide a good knowledge base and experience for future flights
A KCI1200 balloon is capable of reaching in excess of 90k feet. We'll have a payload containing a still camera, HD video camera, high altitude GPS, cell phone to broadcast low level GPS and an Arduino logging sensor information.