You know the deal: it’s a bird, it’s a plane … Nope. It’s a NASA-engineered ‘super pressure balloon‘ carrying a gamma-ray telescope. And if you think it appears diminutive, NASA reports the device is “as large as 92 Goodyear blimps” when fully inflated at mid-latitudes. Watch the video below to see the balloon and telescope release – amazing!
Read the press release here and you can track the balloon’s flight path and even tune into live streaming video when available at this website.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.