Space Balloon in Merida

We had a spectacular week in Merida, Mexico launching a weather balloon into near-space as part of the Clubes de Ciencia! Students did a great job hooking their sensors up and programming the Arduino, building the payload, and launching it skyward!  Congrats to everyone and special thanks to co-instructor Mariana Gómez and Benjamin Sanchez, and the CdeC team for making it happen!

Launch Day!


GoPro images:

 

Taking apart electronics
Taking apart electronics


Designing the soil moisture sensor circuit

Designing the soil moisture sensor circuit

Working hard on the sensors
Working hard on the sensors
Soldering the antenna
Soldering the antenna
Testing the transmitter and tracking system
Testing the transmitter and tracking system
Launch Day!
Launch Day!
CdeC Mascots about to lift off.
CdeC Mascots about to lift off.
Retrieving the payload!
Retrieving the payload!
Presenting their results
Presenting their results

 

 

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