Great night!… I just finished the first integration test of my High Altitude Balloon project, and worked perfect!
This afternoon a put all pieces together (well… if we can say that), and test almost everything but get a GPS lock.
Because I live in an apartment in the middle of Buenos Aires it’s nearly impossible to get a lock from here. So I went to the roof and I left “the thing” (I have to think in a name) with a Gel Battery, and come back to my apartment. Wasn’t easy, I left alone a lot of work, and imagine that thing with a Gel Battery, and three or four leds blinking… in the state of social paranoia we are living, just one led blinking is enough: a bomb about to explode.
But well, once in my apartment I stared the screen for 10 minutes until I get 4 satellites and a lock!
In the next post I’ll will write about the technical details of… the thing. Now I’ll celebrate.