Category Archives: Gear

My day in Payerne

Yesterday I was invited to the Meteoswiss HQ in Payerne to see how such a meteorological balloon launch looks like. It was amazing. I got a tour around the whole site and got shown the different instruments that measure all … Continue reading

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Balloon start: Getting Closer!

The two weeks of autumn vacation are nearly over and I made a huge leap towards the balloon start. My GPS tracker finally arrived after 3 weeks of waiting and this little thing is amazing! And also the weather balloon … Continue reading

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Little Planning Changes

So I’ve been writing on my theoretical part of the project for last weeks and only did some minor changes to the capsule and parachute construction. I’ve been trying to contact Meteo Suisse for a while now but there seems … Continue reading

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CHDK

I finally got my camera, a Canon Powershot A490. It was actually really cheap, I got it for only 40 euros and it’s nearly brand new. But the camera isn’t of any use for me as it is right now. … Continue reading

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The Internet: My Friend

Good evening all together. I’m back from my refreshing week in the south and am ready to continue my work on my project. The GPS transponder is ready to buy and I’m eagerly searching the web for the cheapest place … Continue reading

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