Friday, October 2, 2009

Following up on the project

Well to be truthful I was really busy with the classes and completely forgot about N-Prize. That said I do have the GPS device Garmin Novi that I will be using to track the balloons while they ascent, the issues currently however is with the price tag of the tanks, they are just too expensive for me to handle currently. So I figure this project will take shape only when I get the money I need in spring 2010 for the tanks needed which will be filled with hydrogen peroxide of course. Well the idea is a rackoon concept and a small microcontroller to separate the rocket ones the balloons reach the appropriate altitude as well as to initiate ignition. Solid rockets of course are better but its just not enough impulse by them and too much weight, so I will have to use a hydrogen peroxide rocket engine.

If anyone from Seattle area would like to help me out anyway possibly, I would be glad to form a team with them =) thanks.

My current supplies:
6 military balloons
1 GPS Garmin Novi
1 PCI microcontroller
(1 hi-techy material...*secret*) =p

1 comment:

Wulf said...

I'm going to be leading a discussion about Open Source / DIY Space Exploration for the Seattle H+ group in December 2009. it would be great if you could attend. Your input would be highly appreciated.