Balloon III Update

Rizwan Merchant   March 30, 2010   Comments Off on Balloon III Update

Well its been a long time since we last updated our readers on the progress of Balloon 3. Its been pretty exciting for our team lately.

We recently got our board in for Balloon 3, and are in the process of populating it with pieces.

The OBC has integrated Sensors into the main code, and is currently setting it’s eyes on getting comm and gps done soon.

Below is a screen of hyper terminal recieving the Balloon 3 Beacon with data from the temperature and fuel gauge sensors. The pressure sensor is also integrated, but the sensors board can’t support that particular sensor, so the data from pressure is invalid….but hey its progress right?

We’re hoping to set a firm launch date at tomorrow’s meeting.  So stay tuned!

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