By Richard Levergood, Maria Panacopoulos View In Digital Edition
Project SMART students put together a flight controller that can be used in near space ballooning projects. However, the open-ended nature of this project is one of the things that make it so interesting. The student’s goal for the onboard electronics was to develop the hardware and code necessary to support acquisition and recording of data from multiple sensors, and autonomously terminate a flight by separating the balloon from the payload.
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