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Derby Makers – Balloon Project Update – 1st Flight Aug 25th

  Update The project is moving into the flight phase, with two launches planned on the 25/26 August and 15/16 September: the first date on the weekend is the planned flight day and the second the backup in case of… Continue Reading →

Meetings & Provisional Launch dates

Now we’re back after the May shutdown it’s time to get on with flying the balloons we’ve not yet built! Dates Meetings – June 7, 14?, 21, 28? Meetings – July 5, 12, 19, 26 Launch Sunday 29 July (possibly… Continue Reading →

Blog 25th February 2018. Our next meeting is on Thursday 1st March.

Over the last couple of weeks we seem to have moved from a maybe project to one that may well happen – fingers crossed We have:- Had a demonstration of a working Raspberry Pi with a LoraWan receiver so that… Continue Reading →


Come and help us build and launch a high altitude balloon (HAB) in Derby This is a joint project between the Derby Makers and the Coding, Electronics and Technology Clubs of the Radio Communication Museum of Great Britain in Derby. … Continue Reading →