highaltitude.log.20080108

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[08:23] <neontube> morning all
[08:23] <edmoore> hello it's early
[08:23] <edmoore> I'm about to go and finish packing
[08:24] <neontube> the days of having to travel to uni.... glad i don't have to do that any more
[08:27] <edmoore> Well, got at least another 8 going-to-unis to do yet
[08:27] <edmoore> sigh
[08:27] <edmoore> better be off. tarra.
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[08:48] <neontube_> humm... says i'm connected but i'm not
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[08:53] <neontube> thats better :D
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[10:27] <neontube> hey lb
[10:29] <Laurenceb> hi there
[10:31] <neontube> hows u
[10:42] <Laurenceb> not so bad
[10:43] <Laurenceb> lots of work
[10:44] <neontube> i'm off to london tommorow :)
[10:44] <Laurenceb> cool
[10:45] <Laurenceb> wow my pcbs have been shipped
[10:45] <neontube> sweet
[10:45] <neontube> i'm meeting up with jcoxon tommorow
[10:45] <Laurenceb> well thats what they say, I only ordered a coule of days ago
[10:45] <neontube> hes having one of thease weather sat boxes to play with
[10:45] <Laurenceb> should be here by the end of the week, if they actually arrive thisd time
[10:45] <Laurenceb> cool, where are you meeting?
[10:45] <neontube> where are they coming from
[10:46] <Laurenceb> hong kong via usa
[10:46] <neontube> i'm down at olyimpia for the day at some dumb schools IT show
[10:46] <neontube> lol the long way around !
[10:46] <Laurenceb> olyimpia?
[10:47] <Laurenceb> thats an exhibishion center?
[10:47] <neontube> yer
[10:48] <Laurenceb> I see
[10:48] <Laurenceb> my last batchpcb order never arrived, and they wont reply to my emails :(
[10:49] <Laurenceb> so I'm not 100% sure about this
[10:50] <neontube> humm
[10:50] <neontube> well u can always hope
[10:50] <neontube> why don't u make your own ?
[10:50] <neontube> there not that hard to do
[10:50] <neontube> all u need is a laser printer or photo copier
[10:53] <neontube> and a tupper ware tub as an acid bath
[10:57] <Laurenceb> without loads of kit you cant make something very good
[10:57] <Laurenceb> I want to have solder stop layers, vias, silkscreen ect
[10:57] <Laurenceb> I've never really been keen on diy pcb, I use veroboard mostly
[10:58] <Laurenceb> pcbs to order seem to be the logical step up
[11:01] <Laurenceb> its ok for radio stuff, but balloon hardware has to be small neat and light
[11:02] <Laurenceb> bbl
[11:06] <neontube> yer i guess so... is there no one in the UK u can get boards off? seems worth paying a bit more to not have the risk of them going missing in transit
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[17:03] <Laurenceb> hello neontube
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[18:08] <Laurenceb> hey all
[18:08] <natrium42> hi
[18:08] <Laurenceb> I'm exhausted
[18:08] <natrium42> why?
[18:08] <Laurenceb> I've been working for 9 hours
[18:09] <Laurenceb> the hardware design is complete :D
[18:09] <natrium42> cool
[18:09] <Laurenceb> for the particle sampler
[18:09] <natrium42> pics or it didn't happen!
[18:09] <Laurenceb> lol, its design work
[18:09] <natrium42> fine
[18:09] <Laurenceb> and forms for part orders
[18:09] <Laurenceb> lots and lots of forms....
[18:10] <Laurenceb> still, we should have most of the hardware soon
[18:10] <Laurenceb> I'm building the pressure sensor now
[18:10] <Laurenceb> the HV supply is being weird :(
[18:11] <Laurenceb> too much ripple, we thinkl the diodes cant take the fequency or something
[18:11] <Laurenceb> we might buy an off the shelf HV ioniser board, to save the hassle
[18:12] <Laurenceb> ordered the linux boards today :D
[18:14] <Laurenceb> gtg, cya all
[18:14] <natrium42> later
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[19:09] <neontube> evening all
[19:10] <neontube> jcoxon: i'm off out now, send me a message when u get near tommorow
[19:10] <neontube> c u then
[19:10] <neontube> tra
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[20:35] <edmoore> hi jcoxon
[20:35] <edmoore> tis quiet here today
[20:35] <jcoxon> hey edmoore
[20:35] <jcoxon> holidays are over
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[20:48] <jcoxon> you still at home or back in cam?
[20:49] <jcoxon> edmoore,
[20:49] <edmoore> just got back today
[20:49] <jcoxon> cool
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[20:52] <jcoxon> ooo a working stargate
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[20:52] <edmoore> no jcoxon
[20:52] <edmoore> it isn't
[20:52] <edmoore> already seen it
[20:53] <jcoxon> :(
[20:53] <jcoxon> i'm sure transportation is on hte TODO list
[20:54] <jcoxon> thats the alpha version
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[21:32] <jcoxon> making circuits with more then one component is challenging
[21:33] <edmoore> ?
[21:33] <jcoxon> :-)
[21:33] <jcoxon> been putting together my radio module
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[23:26] <edmoore> hi RocketBoy
[23:27] <RocketBoy> hey ed - hows it going
[23:27] <RocketBoy> I was going to ask u a q
[23:27] <edmoore> Just arrived back in Cam, and life is now a 5 week countdown to the ball
[23:28] <edmoore> although I'm quite fired up about it, which I wasn't expecting
[23:30] <edmoore> ask away!
[23:30] <RocketBoy> do you know how the NOVA guys did that Google earth live update
[23:30] <RocketBoy> I have been writing a gps simulator and I wanted a map display
[23:30] <edmoore> I believe there's a feature of KML files that can check a url or file for a location at some integer number of seconds intervals
[23:30] <RocketBoy> ah - ill investigate
[23:31] <edmoore> I don't know precisely which setting, I'm afraid
[23:31] <edmoore> I can ask henry - I'll see if he's online
[23:31] <RocketBoy> I have been writing a real time GPS simulator - and it would be great to have a map display
[23:32] <edmoore> good idea!
[23:33] <RocketBoy> the idea is to be able to test out the payload algorithems (launch detect, cutdown etc).
[23:33] <edmoore> that would be brilliant. I've been testing mine by driving around in my car and replacing the pyro with an led. A bit laborious
[23:34] <RocketBoy> It all seems to work ok - it generates NMEA from KML files
[23:35] <RocketBoy> so you just need to make a kml that test out what you want and then feed it through the proggie
[23:36] <RocketBoy> that generates a NMEA log file which is then sent out as serial
[23:44] <edmoore> What's it written in?
[23:45] <RocketBoy> all in C
[23:46] <RocketBoy> posix unix like
[23:46] <edmoore> awesome
[23:46] <RocketBoy> fprintf sscanf etc
[23:46] <edmoore> dec/min/sec or decimal?
[23:47] <RocketBoy> its in gps format (DDMM.MMM) to the GPS - but displays the position in decimal degrees to the console
[23:48] <RocketBoy> you can just cut & paste the position sreight into Google earth/steetmap/google maps
[23:59] <RocketBoy> nite all
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