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.
The Flight 2019b will be held for an Elementary School in McPherson, KS. Before the launch, students be be developing their own experimental payload, observing the effects of temperature and air pressure on matter. They used two kiwi fruit and a marshmallow to test with. Additionally they will get classroom exposure to the concept of near-space travel, including demonstrations in a vacuum chamber.
The WARC club out of Wichita also flew their tracker system, and Dylan Helms few his tracker as well.
The Flight 2019a will be held for the Morgan Elementary School 6th grade class. Before the launch, students will be given classroom exposure to the concept of near-space travel, including demonstrations in a vacuum chamber.
Log Konverter, a tool long used for creating KML map files from APRS data files, has now been updated to support arbitrary datasets from telemetry data. Telemetry contained in the comments portion of the packet can be exported to a spreadsheet.
A new version of the ArduinoTrack firmware was released that fix two bugs in the tracker. Both issues are considered important, and one of them is critical if the tracker will be used in the Eastern or Southern hemispheres.
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. The launch location will be from the parking lot of the Hutchinson Regional Airport.