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Balloon Launch Cancelled

The launch attempt for Sunday 16th September has been cancelled. Due to a break in at the Drum Hill launch site we won’t have access to the site for the launch. We now need to make an application for a… Continue Reading →

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 →

Derby Makers High Altitude Balloon Meeting Minutes 15/4/18


Two documents added for Derby Makers HAB project by Bob Knight

Derby High Altitude BalloonDerby Maker HAB meeting minutes 22nd March 2018 at Derby MuseumDerby Makes Balloon Costings and actionsI have added costs spreadsheet and minutes for Derby Makers HAB project

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 →