A work in progress, on and off as time and school work and other projects permit.
Blog that keeps up with my progress on a micro-scale DIY quadcopter. Since it fused with LENSE 2, which was lost somewhere in Washington, development on the project has been somewhat dormant, hopefully will pick up in the near future and strive for completion.
LENSE v2 is my second attempt at high altitude ballooning. I became involved with the Adafruit community shortly after completing my first high altitude balloon, watching live shows and going on their weekly show-and-tell hangouts. Adafruit developed a new GPS module based on the MediaTek MT3339 chipset, featuring 10hz updates, low power consumption, built in data logging, and most importantly an unlocked altitude limit (permitted traveling under 1000m/s). Rick Winscott also developed an Adafruit breakout shield for some new radio modules from LPRS. One way or another I agreed to test both the new radio module and the GPS by taking both of them to near space on LENSE v2.
This page is a blog-style write-up as I worked on the project. It shares the same controller board as MicroQuad, so more information and specifics can be read in that section.