Awesome Balloon Test

This is so awesome. Derek Sigler's project, which included a team at Arch Reactor, sent a balloon today to 100,000 ft with a few cameras and were able to locate the payload when it came back down. This is a picture he posted from 97,000 feet above the earth. This is very inspiring. It has been such a good day. Congratulations Derek and the team that launched it!!! Very impressive.

Video of the balloon burst, 42 seconds in,  is available here.

 
Posted by
George Fetters's picture
George Fetters
on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Filed under Balloon Launch
| More

Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 12th

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, July 14th

  1. Maker Faire Recap

Friday, July 17th

  1. 3d Printer Meetup

Saturday, July 18th

  1. Private class @ AR
  2. Bright Ideas Expo

Sunday, July 19th

  1. littleBits: BitOlympics!
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Let The BitOlympic Games Begin! Invent your own extraordinary games, learn new skills, meet other Bitsters and compete for prizes!
      https://littlebits.cc/introducing-the-bitolympics for more information.
      The St. Louis littleBits Chapter are excited to be a part of the first-ever BitOlympics, a 3-week competition to create extraordinary inventions, learn new skills, meet other Bitsters from around the world and win up to $5,000 in prizes.
      The games begin with a Global Makeathon around the world during the weekend of July 10th! (Our St. Louis event won't be until the 19th, but you can start anytime with your own Bits!) You can participate independently online, but what is the fun in that? Instead join the local Bitsters event at your local St. Louis, Missouri littleBits Chapter: http://littlebits.cc/community/chapters/arch-reactor-stl.
      Sign up through the above link to get an email with directions and fun tidbits from the community every Monday in July and RSVP to the MeetUp event http://www.meetup.com/Saint-Louis-littleBits-Chapter/events/223780996/ here in St. Louis, held at the Arch Reactor Hackerspace!
      Arch Reactor is located on the 2nd Floor of the Jefferson Underground Building, just north of the intersection of Gravois and South Jefferson. Parking is in the lot on the north side of the building. We'll have sign by the door with our number 314 338-532 on it.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Hack Something!