Senior year is winding down and we are very close to launch. We will likely know our launch dates by the end of this week. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here are some pictures:
Things are really starting to come together and we are very excited to get things up in the air.
We are finally back from spring break. The box is almost ready for launch. The parachute and balloon came in during break. Our next step is to construct a parachute mechanism and balloon tether.
Hello to all,
Mitchell here, it is good to be back on the interweb! We have not been updating this blog like we should, but we have been hard at work on the project. Around the end of last semester we were able to meet our fundraising goal. Thank you to all who contributed, we truly appreciate it. In recent weeks we have been able to get our GPS system running and GoPro battery problems solved. We have developed a design for out payload and purchased most of the supplies. There is one more piece of technology that needs to go into our payload, but once we get that in at the end of this week we will be finishing up a prototype and begin to assemble everything. Our project is really starting to come full circle. Stay tuned for more information about updates and anticipated launch dates. God bless!
Dear Readers, We are excited to announce that there is now an option to contribute to our project! If you are as excited as we are go donate now! There is a link posted below. Thank you for helping us reach our goals!
Hey guys! Sorry for no blog yesterday we have been working hard on finishing the fundraising plan for the project. Here is a video to get an idea of what our project will be like. Enjoy!
Hey, It's me again, Mitchell Ciupak! Back at it again, bringing you guys up to speed on our project. We had a great meeting with a grad student at OSU named Matt Ritz. Shout out to him. He helped us trim down our systems architecture. This means our GPS will be much more simplified and less expensive. Besides that we have just been working on learning a little more coding needed to run our GPS and planning . Today we will be updating the budget and the rest of this week we will be planning out our fundraising and brushing up on coding. Thanks again for reading, see you next week!
This is Bryce Buwick. My partner and I have made a lot headway since last week! We are meeting with a couple of professionals this week and we plan to have the System Architecture all figured out. When that is planned out, all that would be left would be to buy parts, build the GPS and lastly test the system in the harsh conditions. Our project is really coming together and we want to thank all the supporters and readers we have! We were very surprised to see the growth our blog is taking on. So happy to be a bigger part of the McG Community!
This is Mitchell Ciupak. My partner and I are still in the planning and design phase of the project. We have developed all of our experimental design. We have most of our budget planned out except the questions about how and where to purchase helium. We now have a launch location as well as a fleshed out list of hardware for our systems architecture. During the next few days we will be developing a risk matrix, consulting with specialists regarding our technical architecture, finishing the budget, and researching other experiments similar to ours to gain perspective and find the most efficient way to do this experiment. I wish everyone reading this a blessed week; a new update will be out same time next week.
I was wondering what this would look like. Just thought I'd share. Official Update coming at the start of next week