Table of Contents

Ursus Minimus 1 development

Meetings

Tentative Launch

December 15,2013. 11:00AM. Launch location TBD.

Mission Objectives

Foxhunt Prep

Balloon

Must Have Features

Nice to Have

Pipe Dream

Technology

Balloon Design

Balloon weight

Element Weight
Mylar Balloon
Ribbon
String
Nichrome and lead wire
Radio
Battery
Microcontroller board
Waterproof packaging
Total ???

Electronics Design

These are images of the “Ursus Minimus 1” board we will use for this project.

Here are some procedural pictures of the solder paste and component application.

Here's a step by step of applying paste to one small section and doing the components.

This is the controller for the reflow oven.

The board, about 1/3 complete.

Code Design

TBD

Reference Links

Bits and scraps of technology and ideas to inspire this project.