One of the cooler things we get up to is working with academic institutions, to do fun projects.
Currently we are working with Imperial College on sending a sensor laden probe 20 miles or so above the earth, and employing MQ, IoTf, NodeRED, Cloudant running on Bluemix to 'replicate' conditions the probe encounters, physically in the IBM Hursley Innovation Centre (which is filled with messaging enabled technologies).
The team are currently building the probe and software to support it.
This blog post exists as a jumping on point, so you can find out where the team are currently, and then stay tuned for following updates.
Ok – so let’s begin…
1. So start here, this is the overview presentation – given at the Hursley Summit
2. Introduction to the team and the problem to be solved – by the Imperial College students
3. A deeper dive into the technology and first impressions of Hursley and the Innovation Centre
4. The practicalities of launching a probe into space
5. The Tweeting space probe
6. Two way communications with a space probe
7. The Edge of Space Blog – introduction to the architecture and first impressions
8. The Edge of Space Blog – a deeper dive into the technology
9. Fun stuff – The Unboxing
10. Fun stuff – What makes up an Airship?
11. Edge of Space podcast part 6 – IoTf, Messaging, Bluemix, Space Probes and Chase Cars
The Imperial website can be found here: https://bluemiximp1.wordpress.com/
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Thanks for listening!