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...
Inside FedEx: Pi Edition

Inside FedEx: Pi Edition

The second project for the Raspberry Pi Kids class was a success! The kids programmed their Raspberry Pi to take a photo every 30 seconds and then they packaged the pi in a box with a hole for the camera module and a battery to power the whole thing. We got some...
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...