Another sucessful launch and recovery

Another sucessful launch and recovery
  Last Saturday’s flight was once again a success and the payload landed safely near Castelo Branco. We have collected awesome photos of the balloon in the stratosphere, the full set of images will be in our gallery section soon. Here is a sneak pick:              

New launch details – Benedita 3

Balua is launching another balloon, this time partnered with the artist Márcio Vilela. The objective of this launch is to perform a photographic study on the blue color gradient from ground level up to the stratosphere. This event will occur this Saturday (May, 2nd) in Benedita, Leiria at 9:00 GMT. Here is the launch information: It will be ...

New launch will test a new Sensefinity Product on the Stratosphere 1

New launch will test a new Sensefinity Product on the Stratosphere
Balua is launching another balloon Saturday (May, 2nd) in Benedita, Leiria at 9:00 GMT This launch will be equipped with the new product from Sensefinity called Sensoroid Gateway Butterfinger. This equipment will send the balloon location in real-time through GPRS to their dedicated online platform (here), whenever GSM is within reach.

A new BALUA launch in April! 3

A new BALUA launch in April!
After several months of hiatus the team will finally launch another balloon! We are pointing to April 24, but that is still to be confirmed. Stay Tuned!!! More details about the location, communication and concept of this launch will also be coming soon!!! See you from above!

BALUA in MakerFaire Wrap-up – #makerfaire

BALUA in MakerFaire Wrap-up - #makerfaire
The first edition of Lisbon MakerFaire has come and gone! We were looking forward to this event because it gave us an opportunity to meet with the makers community, introduce our project and connect with thousands of people. We spent the weekend showcasing BALUA, its activity, equipment and developments, chatting with thousands of curious and interested people about ...

MakerFaire Lisbon Flight -> Sucessfull!!! 1

MakerFaire Lisbon Flight -> Sucessfull!!!
The flight of today (September, 20) was a huge success!!! The launching site was amazing and landed safely in Santarém. We collected some awesome photos in Lisbon. The full set of images will be in our gallery section soon. And don’t forget to visit the balua stand tomorrow in Pavilhão do Conhecimento.

Another Balua launch – MakerFaire Lisbon 3

Another Balua launch - MakerFaire Lisbon
As we already said before BALUA will be present in MakerFaire Lisbon. This event will occur this weekend (20 and 21 of  September). And yes, as you might have guessed, we will have another launch! This time on the roof of Pavilhão do Conhecimento. You can watch it happen tomorrow (September, 20) at about 12.00am. Here is the launch ...

BALUA will be present in the Maker Faire!!!

BALUA will be present in the Maker Faire!!!
Balua was officially announced as one of the groups that will be present in the Portuguese edition of the Maker Faire! For more information check the official website of the event and a small synopses of our work HERE! If you don’t know what Maker Faire is: The Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth ...

Balua Tracker V2.0 1

Balua Tracker V2.0
Design, layout and routing is finished, what a fantastic outcome!! Balua’s All In One Tracker second iteration is now on it’s way to the fab house (this time we’re going to try oshpark). The overhaul PCB are has decreased 34% from 55*100mm to 55*60 mm while keeping all the features and adding a huge cutoff Fet, more ...

New tracker PCB in detail

New tracker PCB in detail
This is the first time we go all the way down the road, from the breadboard to the final PCB small production run. This article shares some pictures of the process we went thru to get our custom tracker! Well, it all starts with a layout form Eagle (this one is available form our GitHub ...