High altitude Linux take 2

high altitude

[jcoxon] was inspired by the original Linux weather balloon project. His Pegasus 1 reached an altitude of 66,585ft and took over 600 pictures. The flight logging system is based on the Gumstix waysmall computer system. It captures data from the GPS receiver and controls two cameras. There are photos from both a downward facing camera and a side facing camera. Periodically the last three GPS entries are sent to Jame’s cellphone via SMS; this made recovering the payload a lot easier. There is already a second baloon planned.

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Hack-A-Day completes 2M points

2mil

I wasn’t planning on posting this, but in light of recent events I think I have to. Yep, we completed 2,000,000 points in half the time it took to get the first million. Celebrate over at the unofficial Team Hack-A-Day forum.

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