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Monthly Archive: May 2012

And We’re Back

Hackday Redux I ran right off to vacation after the Adler Science Hackday so I didn’t hear the news until I got back. Our team won the Best Of “Awesome Award” for our work on the automated ram air parachute guidance system! Congrats to all those who helped on the project. We were looking over …

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Hackday (and Night, and Morning) Report

Tom, Diego and Brenda testing the steering mechanism driven by an accellerometer

100 Hackers Walk into a Planetarium… Science Hackday Chicago blew through the Adler like a hurricane this past weekend. Over 100 hackers, electronics gurus, artists, scientists and educators came to see what can be accomplished in 30 hours of dedicated tech crunching. I suggested two projects: a controlled descent system for our missions using a …

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Tracking Software

APRS Tracking At the heart of our ballooning program is our tracking system. After all, what goes up must come down, and if we don’t have a tracking system we’ll never recover our payloads! For the past few years we have used a system called APRS, or Automated Packet Reporting System. APRS is a widely …

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