my friend and me are physics students planning to do a weather ballon project. He has a lot of programming experience and worked briefly with Arduino and a RaspberryPi before, while I am new to this field, but do know Python and some basics of C/C++.
Our goal is to measure temperature, air humidity, position, pressure and perhaps some other parameters up to an altitude of about 30km. Of course we also want to take pictures and videos.
We were considering two options.
1.) Use an Arduino to collect the measurement data and a GoPro to take the pictures/videos.
2.) Use a RaspberryPi with a Sense HAT, external sensors and a camera module.
My friend claimed that it would be easier to program an Arduino, but wasn’t sure what would be the better choice,
Do you think an Arduino is a good candidate for this job ? If so, what specific model could you recommend ?
We are thankful for any hint!