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SkyPod GPS Logger

The SkyPod is an Arduino-based GPS logger designed to fly on a kite or balloon camera rig, but can be used as a general purpose data logger with a GPS receiver. The SkyPod includes an Arduino Nano, GPS module with antenna, and microSD card socket. Environmental sensors for temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure are typically part of the payload. Data can be saved to microSD card at any interval. Everything fits into a 3D printed housing which can be firmly attached to a camera rig.

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Assembling a SkyPod GPS logger

by cfastie 8 months ago | 0 | 212 | 0

Above: A lot of soldering is required to assemble these parts into a data logger. Assembling a...

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Winds aloft: and a camera too

by cfastie 5 months ago | 0 | 283 | 0

I have made [four kite flights with anemometers](

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Winds aloft: sensor overload

by cfastie 5 months ago | 7 | 182 | 1

I have been including anemometers in the payload of kite flights for a few months ([series of res...

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Winds aloft: less noise

by cfastie 7 months ago | 7 | 286 | 1

My first results from a [Modern Device wind sensor](

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Winds aloft

by cfastie 8 months ago | 3 | 344 | 3

_Above: This seven foot Rokkaku kite lifted a two pound camera rig with EOS M and SkyPod data log...

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First flight of the SkyPod

by cfastie 9 months ago | 3 | 265 | 2

_Above: The SkyPod mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The SkyPod includes a GPS module and antenna, Ardui...

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SkyPod endurance test

by cfastie 11 months ago | 0 | 285 | 1

*Above: After letting the SkyPod record data all afternoon in the yard (boring), I took it for a ...

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U-blox GPS board

by cfastie 12 months ago | 3 | 355 | 2

_Above: I walked this loop which is about two miles long. The route in the upper and upper left p...

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The Great GPS Ski-off

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 0 | 289 | 1

_Above: The GPS capabilities of these four devices were compared in a non-definitive and poorly c...

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A standalone aerial sensor pod

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 6 | 490 | 1

*Above: The new bracket to hold a self contained GPS + sensor data logger on a Saturn V Rig. The ...

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Add GPS logging to a Saturn V Rig

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 1 | 248 | 2

The Adafruit Ultimate GPS breakout board was [reasonably easy to get working][1] in no small part...

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Adding GPS logging to a kite or balloon aerial photography rig

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 0 | 289 | 3

_Above: A GPS board mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The module is powered by the existing battery on t...

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