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Bering flies high!

  • Posted by: mhnoyes on 2003-02-22 09:28+0000
  • Updated by: mhnoyes on 2003-02-22 09:28+0000

James C Meehan had a dream to build a weather balloon. He needed a flight computer to for the balloon. After searching, he settled on a single board computer from Soekris Engineering powered by the LEAF Bering distribution.

Steven Peck

With a modification to the boot process to boot from GRUB instead of syslinux, he installed openSSH to transfer files to the new system. In order to track and recover the balloons payload, he used a GPS unit connected to the computer via a serial-USB connector.

Complete Balloon v1.0 article.


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