View Full Version : My scratch-built altimeter (continuing from before TRF went down)

19th January 2009, 11:18 AM
So, here's the progress on my altimeter:

Everything on the PCB is ready, except for the pressure sensor.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_g6sLZTzdhqo/SXReRgbOPFI/AAAAAAAAAQ0/6-hP4ONbP5Y/s288/IMG_1246.JPG (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/a2IE38cB6x7NVSjNYGH1EQ?feat=embedwebsite)http://lh3.ggpht.com/_g6sLZTzdhqo/SXGIsrurMmI/AAAAAAAAAO4/Wjr9Fd9B8qk/s288/IMG_1184.JPG (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/S7qAERfkIZ_W5e3n1yJ6CQ?feat=embedwebsite)

I've had some trouble with the program, so I e-mailed James Padfield, but he didn't answer. I fixed the program myself, but it would had taken less time if James Padfield had helped - he's the original program creator!

So now the only thing left is to wait until the pressure sensor gets shipped to here, solder it and test the altimeter.

A-a, I also have one question about the test - actually, how do I test an altimeter without puting it in a rocket? Put it in a canister and throw it up?

19th January 2009, 12:10 PM
Looking good, please tell us more what you use
and how you built it :)

You could get one of these:
or build one yourself.

19th January 2009, 12:51 PM

How didn't I mind this! I'll make one of these "devices". Thank you! :)