RasPi Onboard Video

August 11 2014

We posted our raspberry pi onboard video!

Watch video on youtube

This view is from a raspberry pi camera mounted in the payload section of the rocket. We had it facing down with a fairly wide field of view.

What it captured

You can see how fast the rocket spins during the flight. While this isn’t a problem, it wasn’t exactly what we wanted. More about that in the future.

The rocket only takes about 30 seconds to reach 5 kilometers in altitude. At this point the nosecone is separated and a small drogue parachute is released. We almost hit ourselves with the nosecone this time! The rocket falls on the drogue for another three or more minutes until a very large parachute, the “main”, is opened and the rocket touches down softly. The several minutes of parachute drifting is omitted.