My dream is to work for NASA – Stockton 2019

Not only were these students totally engaged, but they were also eager to mentor and share with younger students what they have learned. The data and programming team kept the realtime telemetry data being collected. The payload design team secured all the internal experiment and positioned all the electronics. The weather team kept the rest of the class informed on weather condition and flight prediction. The flight management team filed the Notice to Airmen. Their…

Learn how to stream real-time data with Excel from Steve

Learn how to stream real-time data with Excel from Steve

Real-time data with Excel Stephan Unterholzner, a Science teacher at the Sierra High School in Manteca, California, has successfully captured and visualized the real-time data into Microsoft Excel from a CanSat High Altitude Balloon flight reaching almost 100,000 ft. We all call him "Steve U!" Steve has been using Microsoft tools for a long time. This time he is super excited about the new Excel ability to stream live data with IoT devices. Steve would...

SF Friends School Launched a High Altitude Balloon

This year, my classes embarked on a mission of launching a high altitude weather balloon, in cooperation with Magnitude.io. I'm the 8th-grade science teacher at the San Francisco Friends School and though I've been teaching for over a dozen years, I've never done a project like this before. We started the project in January when Ted and Tony came into our class (we are lucky to live close by!) for a kickoff to explain the...

Tommie Ebanez at Thornton Jr High launched the CanSat High Altitude Balloon

“Ever since I heard about Magnitude.io, I was incredibly excited to push this type of project in my own classroom. Fast forward 4 years when we were finally able to put that into reality when we launched our first weather balloon on March 29th, 2018. With the help of Ted, Tony, and Kareem I was able to guide my students in developing an environmental sensor. Initially, we tested for CO2 but in the following year we…

Girls in STEM – Janelle Wellons at JPL

Janelle Wellons of Jet Propulsion Lab would like to use her story to inspire other young women to go for their dream with perseverance. We met Janelle Wellons, a recent MIT graduate, at the Engaging Girls in STEM event organized by Anthony Quan of the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Her smile, her positive attitude, and her story touched us and she became one of our advisors. Her mission is to engage and inspire more women to…

High Altitude Balloon at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree

High Altitude Balloon at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree

On July 25th, 2017, team Magnitude.io had an incredible experience launching a high altitude balloon at the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. The Mt. Diablo Silverado Venture Scouts began learning how to capture atmospheric conditions with the sensors on the CanSat a few months before the event through a series of lectures and engineering challenges. This included weather modeling, flight path predictions, and arranging for FAA flight approval by filing a Notice to Airmen. Everyone in the…

A Day of Data Science at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary in Stockton

A Day of Data Science at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary in Stockton

Analyzing the data captured by the CanSat during the balloon launch is the most important part of the lesson and activity. Today we spent some time with the students at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School in Stockton looking at the data and how a lot of answers could be in the raw videos. Creating charts to help you see the data easier. Plotting the flight on Google Earth to see the scale of the entire journey….

EBSB Balloon Launch 2016

On April 29th, the science teacher, Donnel Dulay at East Bay School for Boys helped launched a high altitude balloon reached 110,000 feet and traveled over 110 Miles per hour at times. It was a super windy day. The images we captured were incredible. Students had in wonderful time helping and watching the launch process as you can see in the video. At the following week, students learned how to read and understand the data we…

Lodi School District High Altitude Balloon Launch

Lodi School District High Altitude Balloon Launch

  By Nicholas Filipas Record Staff Writer Posted Apr. 1, 2016 at 7:10 PM STOCKTON — The weather conditions on Friday were just right. Light winds; low humidity and sunny with hardly a cloud in the sky. A perfect day to launch a weather balloon 100,000 feet and beyond into the atmosphere. Seventh- and eighth-grade students from Delta Sierra Middle School watched with anticipation as Ted Tagami and Tony So, co-founders of Magnitude.io, prepared to send…