Archery Release Becomes Reusable Balloon Cutdown Mechanism

A cutdown in high-altitude balloon (HAB) parlance refers to detaching a payload, and will check with the act of severing a line or to the mechanism itself. How is that this achieved? The commonest means is the “scorching cord” way: a section of cord is heated impulsively with a excessive present, inflicting it to soften… Continue reading Archery Release Becomes Reusable Balloon Cutdown Mechanism

High-(*10*) Balloon Tracker Does Landing Prediction with Pi Pico

[Dave Akerman]’s ongoing top altitude balloon (HAB) paintings is phenomenal, and we’re all enriched via the truth that he paperwork his paintings like he does. Recently, [Dave] wrote about (*5*)his balloon tracker in accordance with the (*8*) Pi Pico, whose features introduced a pair fascinating options to the desk. In some way, HAB trackers have… Continue reading High-(*10*) Balloon Tracker Does Landing Prediction with Pi Pico