Donate Here! →
Filming my video for Kick starter on Thursday! Wish the S.A.P.H.E. project luck!
Supervised Aerial Photography Height Experiment Finally made a name for the project! w00t!~
Project is still on!
Had to take a break for awhile to get some personal stuff fixed and in order, but now and ready to get going again!!!
Build Materials Rough Draft
Now what balloon?!
I’ve found that they’re are hundreds of balloons to choose from but how should I choose? Well I found this article! http://www.ehow.com/how_2090119_buy-weather-balloon.html
I went out and bought a Spot gps(the one i posted about previously) and found that I have to pay 100$ and to use it. Also to get it to track its position every 10 min. is and extra 50$.
I just started to get my ideas down on paper, making my first design brief. It needs some work but you have to start somewhere!
I was making a solar charger to help keep the camera charged in flight but the panel i found out i was using wasn’t putting out enough amps to charge the camera or a phone. So…NOTE TO SELF talk to Mr.Better about a panel that will put out 1amp (100mA) minimum.
So many questions and finding many without answers, I cant wait until I can find a mentor to help me out! Possibly a local weather station?
Found a good way to track via GPS
http://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php could get a little pricey but… if I can get a grant from Rei they sell these as well as valuable camera equipment I could defiantly use!
Trying to get a grant to help push for this project to be a little more technology advanced. Possible organisations… http://www.rei.com/aboutrei/gives02.html
I need to talk to a professional photographer to know the settings I should set my camera to, to produce the best pictures. Because of the movement and possible spinning of the rig I want to have amazing shots.
My ambition is to recreate this http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/aviation/diy-flying/how-to-launch-a-camera-into-space, then improve their original idea to make it more efficient to take higher quality pictures and some other things:) http://space.1337arts.com/