Organized by Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, Balloon Fest brings secondary school students together to launch their payloads on tethered balloons with a maximum altitude of 1000 feet.
At the 2012 Balloon Fest, Logan Hill and student Kevin Zack tested the barometric pressure and GPS payload.
The balloon payload; on its way up to 1000 feet to test the barometric pressure and temperature sensors.
Helium filled weather balloons all with scientific payloads in their gondolas.
Payload installed into the balloon gondola. The payload has a GPS, Temperature, and a Barometric sensor. The data is stored on an SD card.
The GPS data from the balloon launch in Google Earth.
GPS altitude vs. Barometric altitude.