Pitellite is a Raspberry Pi based miniature satellite.
The plan is to send a Raspberry Pi into low orbit or even orbit. From there the Pi will send data via radio transmissions of its GPS co-ordinates, live video and images, it will also be running its own website with live updates from space!
I have had experience with working with Pi in the past and am currently working with one now to develop what will be needed to operate the Pi from space in terms of emergency software etc. Backing this project will make it possible to send a Pi into space and give you access to the Pi and even get your own Pi-craft. There will be many experienced people working on this project with me, we will get a Pi into space!
To get the Pi into space is going to take 2 different steps, we're going to need to get it to the edge of space and then into orbit, this will be done through an advanced weather balloon to rocket powered system that will take a lot of work and money.
We will be powering the Pi with a solar panel housing which will charge a battery and power the Pi and all the electronic systems on board.
I may need some help with this and it would be great to hear some of your ideas for this project. This project is going to take more money than my bank account will allow me to have, so I have made it an official startup project here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pitel ... /x/6257559
Thanks for reading my project idea, again some feedback would be great!