Space Camera 4 (TEDx)
7 Nov 2011
For TEDx 2011, I was asked to do a talk about the ‘space camera’ projects. I decided I’d do a live launch during the talk, and show the images live.
TEDx Delft Video
|Cost||€140 (just helium+balloon)|
|Launch||13:25 (07-11-2011, Delft)|
|Touchdown||15:50 (07-11-2011, Rotterdam)|
|Max. Altitude||37800m±200m extrapolated|
|Main Payload||Beagleboard/GPS/Powershot A410/Radio|
|Pictures Taken||190 Pictures|
|Pictures Sent Live||32 Pictures|
|Pictures Received Live||32 Pictures|
|Max Data Rate||600 baud (bits/s)|
|Radio Power||10mW (434.653MHz, 8n2)|
We had lost connection to the payload, but someone in Rotterdam found it on the street, and called us up for the $100 bounty. Immediatelly when it landed, a woman got it. It landed 20 meters from the river Maas in Rotterdam. She tried to call us (i didnt pick up, I was attending a TEDx Delft talk, she thought it was a bomb, so “She opened it ” (=ripped the whole front off). Then she called the police, which said “Oh yeah we know about that, it’s not a bomb”, then I called her, picked it up after a 15 minute drive!
Raw launch footage from keychain camera
Costyn’s Video during launch
Daniela; Mathijs, the universalis; Onno and Toine for the talk support; Jacco Hoekstra and Simone for the opportunity; the whole TEDxDelft crew; UKHAS members, specifically Philip (yet again), James and ‘Darkside’ for some last minute tips; Wouter, Wouter and Costyn for the help; All the operators who tuned in to help with the transmission; The videoguys at the auditorium.
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