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by daveake
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: operation in extreme environments
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: operation in extreme environments

Dave, that's *crazy* and brilliant and we love it. Thanks so much for sharing! I'll be featuring it on the front page later this week. Just out of interest - does that mean that a Raspberry Pi now holds the UK amateur record for altitude? I should have added that the Raspberry Pi does hold the "hig...
by daveake
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: operation in extreme environments
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: operation in extreme environments

No, it's currently at #12 - the full table is here - http://ukhas.org.uk/general:uk_records. I happen to hold the #2 position, using a very light payload and a larger balloon. That's the combination needed for a record attempt. My RPi flight had 3 separate payloads so lots of weight, so it was never...
by daveake
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: operation in extreme environments
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: operation in extreme environments

As planned I flew my Raspberry Pi on Saturday, with the balloon bursting at an altitude of 39,994 metres (nearly 25 miles). It sent down some amazing photos during the flight. I've written the project up at http://www.daveakerman.com/?p=592.

Dave
by daveake
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: operation in extreme environments
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: operation in extreme environments

I've flown several high altitude balloon payloads. Usually people choose simple processors such as Atmels and PIC (the various Arduinos are very popular). For data logging and telemetry, those are plenty powerful enough. They are also cheap and require little power. The Raspberry Pi isn't ideal for ...

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