Everything for Electronics
Nuts & Volts Magazine (June 2017)

Build an Adaptable Controller for Your Near Space BALOONING MISSIONS, Part 1

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.


Read This Article!
If you’re a subscriber and your subscription includes this issue of Nuts & Volts, you can read this article in our digital edition by clicking the blue icon in the upper right corner. Use the email address associated with your subscriber services account to login.

If you're a member of our Preferred Subscriber Network, not only will the magic blue icon let you read this article, but EVERY article in EVERY issue is yours to enjoy! Over a decades worth of content is stored in our digital archive!

If you’re not a subscriber, you can still view a few sample pages of our digital edition or subscribe here for full digital access and/or print delivery. Also, as you browse around our site, you will find selected articles have been posted in their entirety for you to enjoy.



What’s in the Zip?
Propeller Spin Code
PCB Files