Project: Traveler is a high altitude balloon research project of Custom Digital Services, LLC. Based in Hutchinson, KS, Project: Traveler has been flying and chasing balloons all over the midwest since 2001.
From the beginning, education has driving factor behind the Project: Traveler group, working with elementary schools and hosting the Great Plains Super Launch and symposium in 2004, 2006, 2010, and 2014. With our extensive set of hardware, software, and tracking equipment, coupled with over ten years of experience, Custom Digital Services and Project: Traveler can help bring space into your classroom.
Flight 2018b's purpose will be to test the final design of the new ArduinoTrack Flex controllers. The PCB Revision 1 has two successful flights on it, and Revision 2 is currently under construction. Launch location is TBD and will likely be on the south side of Hutchinson, or possibly even somewhat south of town, depending on weather.
Central Christian School has requested a flight demonstration in conjunction with their 8th grade science class. The flight will be conducted on a school morning in the prescence of students and facilty.
The winter months have resulted in a few updates to the website and software. First of all, the assembled ArduinoTrack Shields are now available online for purchase at www.customdigitalservices.net. These are hand-assembled kits, built in Kansas, USA and are pre-programmed and tested. Additionally, there are several other items now available for sale in the store, including Lipo Batteries that are pre-wired for the ArduinoTrack, a Lipo battery charger, and a dipole antenna designed for High Altitude Ballooning.
Flight 32 will be conducted as part of the GPSL 2016, held near Granbury, TX from the Pecan Plantation airport. Due to limited trackers from our group, we will be flying in conjunction with Paul Verhage from NearSys. Many of the flight parameters are not known due to the shared flight and unknown parachute, etc.