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2015
With the school year behind me, I finally have some time to work on projects that I have been dreaming up all year.  The abundance of free time also means that I am saying 'yes' to a lot of things, and I will soon start to run out of time again.  Regardless, I will complete at least one project this summer!   One thing I wanted to do was re-create Ken Murphy's beautiful 'Year of the Sky on Earth'. In this project, he put camera on top of the Exploratorium in San Francisco.  ...
My college recently received a grant from NASA that allows us to pursue high altitude balloon projects.  I have written about this before, and asked about some potential ideas for experiments and sensors.   Today, in Lexington, IL we launched a balloon with some payloads on it.  This was our first launch, so our payload consisted of a pair of Raspberry Pi cameras, and an Arduino with the BMP Pressure/Temperature/Altitude Sensor.  Prior to the launch I tested the BMP sensor b ...