It was a treat to be invited to Cloghans Hill NSW in Mayo during Code Week 2016, by Iseult Mangan and her students, to be part of their Skycademy launch (first in Ireland), and to be inducted into their team, alongside Hassan Dabbagh.
Iseult explained the way things would go – all this winter the students will plan and code their Raspberry Pi in preparation for its launch, attached to a helium balloon. The balloon carry the Pi skyward, to collect data and take pictures and video. We, the adults, will all help the geo-location of the Pi that eventually returns to earth, and the students will report on their analysis of the data.
It is all very exciting, and I feel honoured to be involved. Thank you all – I’ll be waiting for the call to action when the launch takes place.