Hello, I am looking for someone to program an Arduino Uno for me. I am sending a weather balloon with HD cameras up much like the students at MIT did a few years ago, but I would like to have a microcontroller in mine. The problem is that I have no idea of how to program one. I have a Microsoft Pharos GPS-500 III GPS Receiver, 1 Boost Mobile cell phone (as a tracking device through cell towers), 2 Kodak Playsport HD Video cameras, 2 Wire Digital Temperature Sensors - DS18B20 and 1 climate control system. I would like to have the Arduino Uno control these components. I have wires attached to the Kodak Playsport Circuit board to turn the camera off or on when shorted together, I have also done this for the recording function, and I also have another set of wires with about 1 volt going through them when the camera is powered on, that I would like to have the Arduino monitor to ensure that the camera is always powered on, and if it is not powered on I would like the Arduino to turn it on by shorting the 2 wires together. I could not find anything on the circuit board of the cameras to let me know when it was recording or not so I am wondering if we can make a sensor to detect a blinking red LED on the front of the cameras to let the Arduino know if the cameras are not only powered on but also to ensure that they are recording. I have the same configuration on the cell phone with the wires. 4 wires total. 2 to turn it on and 2 to monitor the voltage so the Arduino knows if it is on. I also have a climate control system that is going to run on two 5 Volt usb batteries that I would like to engage when the temperature inside the basket gets to 50 degrees and to turn off when it gets to 70 degrees. The second thermometer I am going to place on the outside of the basket, just to record temperatures at 100,000 ft.
I have an Arduino Uno with a Xbee shield and a XBee Pro 900 XSC Wire, that I would like to send me the gps informatoin and temperature readings to the ground somehow, either my phone or laptop or another Arduino, I'm not to sure what is required here. I also have a Arduino Datalogger that I would like to have store all the information processed by the Arduinno.
If someone is interested I would like to hear some feedback and eventually talk over skype and maybe somehow create this thing together across the country, or even in another country depending on who responds. I do not have any money to pay you for this, I am hoping to find someone who might be interested in the project itself and enjoys working with microcontrollers. I have launched 2 other balloons before this, but never with microcontrollers. If you are interested please respond to this post or contact me at Bryan246@gmail.com. I am sure there is plenty of things I should have posted but I can't think of anything more right now, so feel free to ask plenty of questions.