Have you got a launch date yet?
CBA to read back over all the postings to check.
Oh, and keep up the grand work chaps!
Capping a hectic month for the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team - in which we revealed the magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane, rescued our heroic playmonaut from the side of a Spanish mountain and finally got a rocket motor igniter to go bang at 20,000m - we're delighted to report that the Big Red Abort Switch To …
The BRASTRAP video has a particular charm to it, reminiscent of sitting around a 20" television, wheeled into the library at school to watch episodes of Look & Read. How, as children, we used to look forward to finding out what would happen next to the Boy from Outer Space, or what horrors lurked in the Dark Tower. Thankfully the television series Look Around You, also brings back these halcyon days, but it's always nice to have an addition to these televisual wonders brought to us by the SPB.
I think you forgot to mention the 15 minutes wasted by teacher trying to get the VHS to play because the video out lead had yet again been disconnected by a mischievous oik in the year above. For some reason, teacher thought that if she pressed 'Play' a bit harder it would have a different result.
My other memory of watching tapes at school is the floating pencil accompanied by someone singing "Magic, Magic 'e'!". A couple of years later we were being told of that harm that "Magic 'e'" can do. Mixed up world.
Just wondering if there is a parachute or something, I do understand this is going to be the backroads of deepest darkest spain, but still a bunch of hardware falling from an unspecified height ( probably considerably higher than a tree) could be pretty painful or cause some serious damage to a person/child/dog/house/pint of carelessly placed beer.
So will the fall have some sort of arresting device to make it non lethal or does it come with a bond sticker on it for insurance purposes.
wouldn't want anyone to get hurt by lohan (unles she is driving a car)
A reader suggested a Bond-style trigger box, so the RPi was an obvious choice!
The message can't be sent using SMS, but is sent by POSTing a URL to the RockBLOCK server. So yes it could have been done using a simple program on a smartphone or a PC (in fact I tested it all on a PC before porting the code to the Pi).
I see it's using Iridium's "Short Burst Data’ (SBD)"
When I were a lad at school, SBD stood for "Silent But Deadly" in reference to the Latin teacher's wont of letting off a "Ventus Foulus" at regular intervals...S'pose it's fitting...at altitude, no-one can smell your fart.
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