Aug 29, 2008

Message in a balloon

Everybody likes balloons(usually), perhaps everybody just likes helium balloons. Either way, we like balloons. That's what matters. So, much like a message in a bottle, we have created a ‘message in a balloon’.

We wanted to explore how using micropowered devices, we could transmit a message from a satellite to its surrounding environment over long distances. The device which is very small, is loaded with a message and sailed through the air by way of helium balloons (pretty, and functional!). It transmits a message and amateur radio operators, who would be previously informed of the time of the flight, could intercept the message, and enjoy the fun of receiving a message, in a balloon, from far above.

Read more regarding the technology and method used.

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