GPS shield help


#1

I’m real new to everything here so bare with me, i want a camera to constantly turn towards a package. Is this possible with the gps shield and a servo motor. I just want a camera to turn to constantly face a certain package as it moves. Both packages will be at about 90,000 feet.


#2

So could you clarify what is going on? Are you saying something at 90,000 feet in the air is dropped and the robot tracks it using the dgps? I think with math you could do it.


#3

There will be two packages on different balloons at 90,000 feet. I want the camera on one to always point to the other package and was hoping to have the gps track package two then move a servo to point the camera in the right direction.


#4

That seems plausible. I’m not sure how accurate the GPS is, but it seems possible. However I’d you figure out how to get those packages on a balloon at 90000 feet, well I think you got the hardest part done!


#5

Wait that might be a problem. Question regarding GPS above Altitude Limitation - Arduino - Dexter Industries Forum

Apparently it can’t got that high. Remember dexter industries doesn’t make commercial products. You might have to find another GPS or lower your altitude.


#6

@pehe224: @graykevinb is right about the limits. The limits on GPS is speed of 1000 knots or altitude of 18km (60k feet), though there is a discussion here about a few modules that do work with high altitude ballooning.

Though it might be a bit hard to keep a track of the other balloon since it might have drifted apart by a lot as it rises up. If both of them can communicate, it might be possible but still pretty hard.