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Canon A540 attached to weather balloon = awesome shots!

 
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Sep 28, 2010 16:35 |  #31

Very cool project and done while thinking about safety and following regulations and rules!
WOW :shock: .... and in 2010!

You are to be commended ;)
Good luck with your education and keep up the enthusiasm

...going to the website now ;)


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Sep 28, 2010 20:18 as a reply to  @ post 10989272 |  #32

Great project- Cody. I think you'll make a great engineer. My duaghter just graudated from University of Maryland and works for NASA as an Aerospace Engineer.
Your enthusiasm will take you far. I enjoyed viewing your pics.
Just curious- How did you get the camera to snap pictures while in flight?


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Sep 28, 2010 22:46 |  #33

T2iMdSue wrote in post #10997068 (external link)
Great project- Cody. I think you'll make a great engineer. My duaghter just graudated from University of Maryland and works for NASA as an Aerospace Engineer.
Your enthusiasm will take you far. I enjoyed viewing your pics.
Just curious- How did you get the camera to snap pictures while in flight?

Thank you for the encouraging words!

Canon camera's can have the SD cards programmed with CHDK and loaded with coded BASIC scripts.

I had the Ultra Intervalometer, which allowed me to snap shots every 10 seconds until full.

Other unique features with CHDK are getting the ability to shoot in RAW, amongst hundreds of other features and tweaks.


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Sep 29, 2010 22:48 |  #34

Great work Cody, congrats.


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Sep 30, 2010 09:57 |  #35

Great shots, nice choice of subject lol!


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Oct 02, 2010 15:48 |  #36

Excellent project!

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Oct 03, 2010 00:03 |  #37

amazing....




  
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Sep 06, 2011 20:19 |  #38

for those that care, I am launching again, on September 25th. Going up are three Canon camera's and a GoPro HD camcorder! Also sending up a lot more equipment, since I am launching two balloons at once. Will post images when its found!!!

Photo/Video Equipment: Canon A540, Canon A1100IS, Canon A590IS, GoPro Hero 960HD Camcorder, and Logitech C510HD Webcam.


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Sep 06, 2011 20:26 |  #39

Cool!


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Sep 06, 2011 21:05 |  #40

Hams do this sort of thing fairly often. We track Colorado launches when we hear about them. They have beacons with position from the GPS, sometimes a small repeater, and sometimes video downlink on UHF, I think. It's all done with FAA knowledge and approval.

The GoPro will proabably get some great video.


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Sep 07, 2011 18:39 |  #41

Gary McDuffie wrote in post #13061514 (external link)
Hams do this sort of thing fairly often. We track Colorado launches when we hear about them. They have beacons with position from the GPS, sometimes a small repeater, and sometimes video downlink on UHF, I think. It's all done with FAA knowledge and approval.

The GoPro will proabably get some great video.


For those interested in following me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.c​om …al-Parade/256435321057592 (external link)

this will give up-to-date info in the days leading up to and after the launch.

As for tracking, I am actually relying on a SPOT GPS Satellite Messenger, based on a annual subscription service. It is cheaper, and does not require as much equipment or the help of HAM operators.

FAA rules/regulations are also followed/obeyed when I launch, so everything is legal upon launch time!


Check my pages for the latest on my balloon launches!
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http://www.facebook.co​m …al-Parade/256435321057592 (external link)

  
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Sep 07, 2011 23:11 |  #42

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I bet the FAA would be interested... ;)

<Nice Job>

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Sep 13, 2011 10:24 |  #43

Awesome!! Looking forward to your next venture.


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Sep 14, 2011 20:23 |  #44

I've done this as well and it's pretty cool. We used a powershot A480 with CHDK to control the camera. Using a bit bigger balloon, 1200g, we were able to get to about 115,000 feet.

Came down in a tree and we basically had to take legal action with the thoroughly crabby landowners to get it back 9 months later. While the camera and cell phone GPS are a bit messed up after a WI winter, the SD card is of course fine.

Edit: We also filed notice of our launch with the FAA. As it was under 4lb, there wasn't much other than that we had to do. I will say, however, that last year when we wanted to do this in WI right around EAA, the FAA encouraged us to go a bit farther from Oshkosh.

IMAGE: http://www.ryanliegel.com/images/115,000ft.jpg

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Sep 15, 2011 11:28 |  #45

That is so cool! Great Shots!




  
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