.NET Gadgeteer for stratospheric instrument platforms

The Ingenia is a publication from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the 50th issue is running an article on the ASTRA project which uses .NET Gadgeteer! [PDF]

(Image: ASTRA homepage, University of Southampton,  http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~astra/diary.html)

The ASTRA project aims to demonstrate a capability to put sensors into the Stratosphere and then retrieve the payloads at the end of the mission. Along with flying commodity hardware such as a Windows Phone 7, the project focuses on rapid prototyping, for both the casing and the electronics. The current version (ready to fly and awaiting favourable weather) uses .NET Gadgeteer as a data logger and sensor platform in a 3d printed casing. (The latest version is only a 10cm cube)


ASTRA project : http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~astra/

50th Ingenia article : http://www.ingenia.org.uk/ingenia/contents.aspx?Issue=50

PDF link : http://www.ingenia.org.uk/ingenia/issues/issue50/Sobester.pdf

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