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Science Podcast, Episode 24 – Stratoballoon Capsule Recovery!

Mark and Katherine celebrate the recovery of the capsule with some amazing photographs, and Rainbow Dash’s debriefing:

http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/science-podcast-episode-24-stratoballoon-capsule-recovery/

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November 4, 2014 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Science Podcast, Episode 24 – Stratoballoon Capsule Recovery!

Stratoballoon – Thank You

Mark and Katherine say a heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who contributed to the Stratoballoon project.

http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/stratoballoon-thank-you/

September 23, 2014 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Stratoballoon – Thank You

Science Podcast, Episode 22 – Stratoballoon Radio Part 2

In this episode, Mark finally finishes the balloon’s antenna.

http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/science-podcast-episode-22-stratoballoon-radio-part-2/

July 1, 2014 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Science Podcast, Episode 22 – Stratoballoon Radio Part 2

Science Podcast, Episode 21 – Stratoballoon Radio Part 1

Mark and Katherine try to cut through the gibberish and static, and get their radio transmitter working:

http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/science-podcast-episode-21-stratoballoon-radio-part-1/

May 3, 2014 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Science Podcast, Episode 21 – Stratoballoon Radio Part 1

Science Podcast, Episode 18 – Battery Pack

Mark and Katherine, with Lucy’s help, take the instrument pack on its first ever roadtrip to test the GPS sensitivity.  They also work out a diagnostic procedure for testing the pack on launch day.

http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/science-podcast-episode-18-battery-pack/

October 16, 2013 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Science Podcast, Episode 18 – Battery Pack

Science Podcast, Episode 17 – GPS Receiver

Mark and Katherine attempt to find their way when adding a GPS receiver to their stratoballoon instrument pack:

http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/science-podcast-episode-17-gps-receiver/

August 17, 2013 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Science Podcast, Episode 17 – GPS Receiver

Science Podcast, Episode 16 – Data Logger

Mark and Katherine add storage to their instrument pack: http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/science-podcast-episode-16-data-logger .

July 17, 2013 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Science Podcast, Episode 16 – Data Logger

Science Podcast, Episode 15 – Barometric Pressure Sensor

Mark and Katherine attach their barometric pressure sensor to the instrument pack, aaaand Mark should not be allowed to sing.

Ever.

http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/science-podcast-episode-15-barometric-pressure-sensor/

June 30, 2013 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Science Podcast, Episode 15 – Barometric Pressure Sensor

Science Podcast, Episode 14, Stratoballoon – Temperature Sensor

Mark and Katherine attach the first of the sensors needed for the statoballoon instrument pack – the temperature sensor: http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/science-podcast-episode-14-stratoballoon-temperature-sensor/.

June 22, 2013 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Science Podcast, Episode 14, Stratoballoon – Temperature Sensor

Science Podcast, Episode 13 – Shields Up!

In this episode, Mark and Katherine assemble and test an Arduino protoshield, which will become the platform for their balloon’s instrument pack.

http://markofquality.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/science-podcast-episode-13-shields-up

May 10, 2013 Posted by | Podcast, Science, Stratoballoon | Comments Off on Science Podcast, Episode 13 – Shields Up!