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G(A)SP

LAUNCH

LAUNCH

We launched our balloon and this is what happened on our journey. And here is how most of the journey went down.

Finished Code

Finished Code

Here is what some of the code looks like, and what the overall software is meant to do during flight.

Data Visualiser

Data Visualiser

Along side the main project software, we developed a visualizer that would allow us to view the numerical data in a visual sense.

Project Update

Project Update

The clock is counting down and here is what we have completed and we still need to do before we can launch this balloon.

Simulator

Simulator

Testing some prototypes can be expensive, so we decided to simulate what the hardware and software would go through to see the effects and find bugs (unexpected features) in the software.

Rocket Launch

Rocket Launch

In preparation for our final launch, we built a test rocket with prototypes on-board. This allowed us to test everything and find out what will work, what won’t, what should have worked and what we need to change and fix before the final deadline.

YICTE

YICTE

YICTE – Young ICT Explorers. YICTE is a competition run all around Australia getting students who love ICT and anything in general apply their knowledge and abilities to solve real world issues.

PCB Design

We decided to make this project extra special by design almost everything from scratch, this includes the circuit board.

Rudder Design

We wanted to make our balloon payload steerable. this was going to be achieved with a rudder, and here are some details on how we were going to achieve it.

Circuit Design

Circuit Design

Building a circuit take quite a bit of time and effort. A schematic has to be constructed – which is a diagram showing the links between all of the electronics. A prototype should be built and tested, the schematic refined and then finally the PCB […]