The Ingenia is a publication from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the 50th issue is running an article on the ASTRA project which uses .NET Gadgeteer! [PDF]

(Image: ASTRA homepage, University of Southampton,

The ASTRA project aims to demonstrate a capability to put sensors into the Stratosphere and then retrieve the payloads at the end of the mission. Along with flying commodity hardware such as a Windows Phone 7, the project focuses on rapid prototyping, for both the casing and the electronics. The current version (ready to fly and awaiting favourable weather) uses .NET Gadgeteer as a data logger and sensor platform in a 3d printed casing. (The latest version is only a 10cm cube)


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