High Altitude Balloon Project

High Altitude Balloon Project

The Outside Open team launched a high altitude balloon this past weekend and we were able to get our best photograph from near space yet!  The photo, taken at approx 89,000 ft (airplanes fly at just 30,000 ft) is so high that it is above the blue and you can peer into the darkness of space! We tracked the flight using a Tracksoar APRS tracker designed and produced by our very own Mike Bales.  The Tracksoar is the smallest APRS tracker available, measuring just a couple of inches in length. It is powered by an ATMEL ATMEGA 328P running the Arduino bootloader and, best of all, the project is completely open source from circuit design diagrams to the code....
Wooden NATO Poster

Wooden NATO Poster

Last year, we rolled out this awesome phonetic alphabet for everyone – and to date, we’ve shipped over 1,000 copies! Now, we’re taking it one step further… making this not just a poster print, but something even more stylish that you’ll be proud to hang, display and use. Recently the good folks at Color Services showed us a version of the poster printed on beautiful maple plywood – blending the colors and graphics with the wood grain and knots that naturally occur in the wood. We love how this process makes each print truly one of a kind! The vibrant colors and UV curable inks mean that this piece will look good… and last… indoors or out! It looks amazing, a veritable Pinterest-able feast for the eyes! Head over to the store to pick up a copy for...
New team members

New team members

Over the past 5 months we’ve added two awesome and talented nerds to the Outside Open team.  We’d like to introduce you to Matt Key and Dustin Todd – head over to outsideopen.com/about to read their bios and learn a bit more about...