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by Rris
Thu 07 Jan 07 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Space Balloon Project
Topic: Module: Geiger Counter
Replies: 1
Views: 2979

Module: Geiger Counter

Geiger Tube: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8875 Cost: $93.95USD Biggest issues: Requires 500vDC and isn't so small (almost 2" long). Importance: Very low. Schematics for implementation on SFE's site, including high voltage side of things. This module would get powered...
by Rris
Thu 07 Jan 07 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Space Balloon Project
Topic: Modules
Replies: 8
Views: 7491

Re: Modules

Yep, people bitch about how cold it is.

Well, there's technically room for 5 in the car with the drawers + cargo barrier in. better with 4 though, then the 2 back passengers have central arm rests :) Other option is to just bring more cars :D
by Rris
Wed 06 Jan 06 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Space Balloon Project
Topic: Modules
Replies: 8
Views: 7491

Re: Modules

Just have to do it at the right time of year. Another advantage of WA is it's almost totally flat - great for RF haha.

You should come down for it John. Have the whole crew together bouncing around the country side chasing balloons :D
by Rris
Sat 02 Jan 02 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Space Balloon Project
Topic: Modules
Replies: 8
Views: 7491

Re: Modules

Antennas/rx's on ground station should be diversity
by Rris
Mon 28 Dec 28 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Space Balloon Project
Topic: Module: Sensors
Replies: 1
Views: 5303

Module: Sensors

Barometer
Alt
Temp (inside and out)
Compass
Gas sensors
light (sun brightness)
Geiger counter


sensors selectively shut down to save power - shutting down power hungry things like the geiger counter or if there is a fault.

Sensors shutdown at ground level after landing to save power.
by Rris
Sun 27 Dec 27 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Space Balloon Project
Topic: \o/ woo hoo
Replies: 0
Views: 9160

\o/ woo hoo

It was the balloon, in space, using the camera.