July 19, 2013 AT 1:00 pm

High Altitude Ballooning Student Project @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

Check out this video footage of a great Pi powered high altitude ballooning (HAB) project via raspberrypi.org:

The project started when we all came together with the idea of launching our own weather balloon, to gather scientific data. We got our inspiration from our passion for Physics, and by other launches that has been completed by other people, such as Dave Akerman, the first to launch a Raspberry Pi on a high altitude balloon. We started by seeing how feasible the project would be, by planning out how we would complete it, and pricing it up. We then went to our school, and in turn the Ogden Trust, to look to secure funding.

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