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  • The Ultimate High Altitude Weather Balloon Data Logger

    If the flight is cleared with the FAA and a radar reflector is attached to the payload, you are all good!

    Awesome to hear you are doing this project! In step 2 of this Instructable I share both the connections written out and a Fritzing schematic thing. I can try and see if I have a physical schematic if the Fritzing and written out connections don't suffice. If you have any other questions, please reach out.

    Ensure you have the softwareSerial library and NeoGPS library downloaded.

    The GPS unit is picking up signal from satellites orbiting the planet. The GPS sends the NMEA sentences to the Arduino which then decodes them. All of the info is stored on an onboard microSD card. This unit is not communicating with the ground. Good luck and I hope this helps.

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