November 9, 2009

Wow, been a bit since my last post. I’ve mostly been waiting on things to be delivered. Let’s see where things are at now. First, the parachute arrived today! I haven’t had a good look at it just yet, but hopefully it will meet my needs and bring everything back down to earth safely. Total […]


Eight is Great

October 27, 2009

The new 8gb SD card came in today, and I spent the last hour or so poking around, trying to get CHDK to work on it. I knew that it was possible, and I eventually found a way that worked for me buried in this topic on the CHDK forums. Basically, it seems that CHDK […]


Tracking Is On Track

October 23, 2009

The phone arrived today! It’s pretty heavily scuffed on the face, but aside from that works fine. I would have posted about it earlier but a) nobody reads this blog, and b) I was busy testing tracking applications. I installed InstaMapper, a free java GPS tracking application, and also AccuTracking, a paid version of the […]


The First of Many!

October 22, 2009

The camera arrived today, huzzah! It’s a Canon A470 that I picked up on eBay, used, for $50 (including shipping). This is a bit more than was listed for hardware costs at Project Icarus, but I got the i290 for less than they did, so it should all even out, I think. What I didn’t […]


The Story So Far…

October 20, 2009

I suppose I should give a bit of a recap of how things have been progressing up to this point. I don’t quite remember when I found out about Project Icarus, but I was a bit late to the party. I suppose I found out about it some time in the last week of September […]