Kids Pi balloon launch!

Kids Pi balloon launch!

The 2014 KidTech class project #1 was a great success! Each team of 3 kids built and programmed their Raspberry Pis, taped them inside a small box with a battery for power and today, we launched each tied to a large weather balloon on a 300′ tether. We got some...
Raspberry Pi class for kids

Raspberry Pi class for kids

One of our goals at Outside Open is to pass on the love of technology to others.  This summer we are offering a class on computers to Kids age 9 and over in Santa Barbara. The class is based on the Raspberry Pi single-board computer and the goal is to introduce kids...
The colorful magic of ccze

The colorful magic of ccze

  ccze is a wonderful tool that brings real joy to the arduous task of reading or searching thru log files. #nerdalert We’ve been using ccze for many years but recently stumbled (um, actually, rtfm’d) upon the “missing” feature, namely the...
High Altitude Balloon – Sensor Data Collection

High Altitude Balloon – Sensor Data Collection

This is the code that flew in our first successful high altitude mission collecting data from the sensors that I (ungracefully) soldered onto a home etched circuit board hooked up to an Arduino .  We used the data to build some cool interactive graphs using...