CircuitPython takes flight – Using CircuitPython on High Altitude Balloons @ISUAerospace @circuitpython #circuitpython
Matt’s team is using CircuitPython for on High Altitude Balloons! Their team HABET (High Altitude Balloon Experiments in Technology) is part of a program called Make 2 Innovate. Make To Innovate (M:2:I) is an exciting program in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University which engages students in hands-on projects to augment their understanding of engineering fundamentals – Make to Innovate (M:2:I) Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University.
Why choose CircuitPython? Matt writes –
“We had been programming it in C up till this launch, but with myself graduating next semester along with the Computer Engineer on our team it we needed to find a way to allow for ease of maintenance. When I found you guys had libs for the radio and GPS we decided to try that out. The radio portion worked fantastic.”
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