Titan 1: A high altitude balloon over Denmark #Arduino
Thanks to Emmanuel for sending in this neat high altitude balloon project! Check out more info here.
Titan 1 is a high altitude balloon (HAB), sensing the earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field up to a height of 35 393m.
Titan 1 consists of a helium filled latex balloon (type HAB-1500) with an attached parachute (36” diameter) and a payload box (dimensions: 22.5×22.5×19.5cm).
The payload box holds the flight computer (Arduino Mega 2560) which logs position (GPS), pressure, temperature, humidity, luminosity, earth magnetic field, acceleration and spin, measured by a variety of sensors.
Images are captures every second with a GoPRO camcorder mounted inside the payload box.
Additional to logging the data the flight computer transmit its position (longitude, latitude, altitude) together with flight computer status information approximately every 14s with a radio module. The radio module has transmission power of 10mW and the transmission is done as Radioteletype (RTTY).
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.