COSGC Virtual Balloon Payload Skill Building Modules
(must be COSGC affiliate to participate)

These modules will guide you through the skill-building activities of a balloon payload workshop.

If you have any questions or run into problems as you build, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

In order to launch your payload with the COSGC fall 2021 flight, you must have completed the payload build by October 20, 2021 & sign up for a Flight Readiness Review (FRR schedule TBD).  Launch day is November 6, 2021 (location TBD).

Modules are designed to be completed at your own pace.

To stay on-track for launch, this is a suggested timeline:

  • Modules 1,2, & A: completed by September 24
  • Modules 3-5 completed by October 9
  • Module 6 & B completed by October 19th

Fall Orientation, Wednesday, September 16, 4pm (contact Bernadette for Zoom link)

 Sequenced Modules - Must be completed in Order:  

1) Soldering 101

2) Arduino Introduction

3) Sensors Part 1

4) Sensors Part 2 (Final Code Download)

5) Structures / System Integration

 Download slides if you'd like:  Arduino Intro   Soldering 101    Sensors Part 1    Sensors Part 2

Stand Alone Modules - Can be completed at any time

A) The Design Process    [For Information Only]

B) Testing

Supporting Information

a) Introduction to Electricity and Circuits

b) Introduction to Earth's Atmosphere

c) How to use a multimeter