Springville, UT, May 21, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- ViDi, a local Utah company that designs and sells action cameras will be hitching a ride to space with the Tooele County School District’s Community Learning Center later this month.
Known as the HAPROS Mission, students, under the direction of Clint Thomsen, will be sending a scientific payload into inner orbit using a (HAB) High Altitude Balloon and then return back to the earth with a parachute. The payload will have two ViDi action cameras to record the whole trip, which will be powered by a Dark Energy battery pack, also a Utah based company. The rest of the payload will consist of a Raspberry Pi computer that the students themselves have programmed to track the craft via GPS and record altitude, temperature and barometric pressure. Also going on the ride to space is their class mascot, a well-traveled and extremely photogenic stuffed ring-tail lemur named Larry.
Students have been designing and working on this project throughout the semester and are ready to put everything that have learned to the test. ViDi is happy to be part of the project because it captures the kind of drive and achievement which ViDi tries to inspire in its customers. Spencer Taylor, ViDi’s CEO and father of 5, commented about the project: “ViDi loves to see these kinds of projects—that take something so ambitious and empower people to actually do them. That’s the kind of confidence that I hope to spark within my own kids.”
Launch is scheduled for Monday May 23, 2016 at 8:00 am from the Tooele airport, weather permitting.
About ViDi: ViDi is a global electronics brand based in Springville, UT which designed and recently launched a new action camera that puts high quality into the hands of everyone, at a cost of only $99. The cameras include a 4GB SD card, selfie stick, waterproof housing, and even come charged. Available on Amazon and vidicameras.com.
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