The SkyPod is an Arduino-based GPS logger designed to fly on a kite or balloon camera rig, but ca...
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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.
There are a few reasons to use a GPS receiver on a flying camera rig to collect location data:
Above: These parts can be assembled (soldering required) to make a SkyPod GPS Logger.
Kits with all the parts to build a SkyPod GPS Logger are available at the KAPtery for $44.00.
Two documents about assembling the SkyPod GPS Logger are available at the KAPtery Guides page. A research note describes the assembly process.
A sketch which logs data from the GPS receiver and BME280 sensor is available at the KAPtery Guides page.
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