Pi in the Sky

18 December 2013

pi-in-sky2Congratulations to pupils from Holy Trinity College and Cookstown High School who today carried out a #HiPi test flight. 

HiPi is a project to promote STEAM* by launching a Raspberry Pi computer to near space (100,000 ft), on a weather balloon capturing images and data on route.

The team hopes to launch the near space flight after Christmas and plan to stream live images and data to the internet for other to follow during the flight.

Pupils have been involved in payload design, flight predictions and complex Raspberry Pi Coding using python.

This project has been made possible through sponsorship from Iteach, Cookstown District Council, DANI, BOC, J&K Coaches and Sinclair Hardware.

*STEAM – Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics



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