I constructed the receiver, right, and assembled the pod, above. Our balloon made it to about 30,000 feet, about a third of what we had hoped for. We suspect that the strength of our balloon was compromised due to its coming into contact with skin oils during the launch. Although nitrile gloves are worn by the launch crew as a precaution, it was extremely windy and the balloon was bonking everybody's heads.
Still, our experiment pod was a success and we recorded about an hour's worth of 'spherics. I processed all our data using Native Instruments' Reaktor, a graphical programming language normally used to design software synthesizers. I was able to