I have been playing around with some accelerometers, magnetometers, and gyros. You can do some pretty cool stuff if you get these going and then send the data to Vpython over the serial port. I will be giving more details on this project in future posts, but for now, this video shows some of what is possible. I will be posting code when I get things further along and cleaned up.
I want to whet your appetite a little today about the types of projects we will be covering in this blog. One of the things I love to do is send instrument packages to the edge of space. As this blog develops, I hope to be able to share with you lots of the technology, logistics and rules associated with this fascinating endeavor. For now, let me share a video from our last flight. Enjoy the serenity as our probe hovers at 120,000 feet. At this altitude, you can see the blackness of space and the curvature of the earth. The thin blue line is the earth’s atmosphere. Enjoy!
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