This summer a number of FIRST Alumni have been involved with Nimbus, which is an attempt to launch a weather balloon into the stratosphere and live-stream video back to earth. The distinguishing feature of this project is that the camera will be crowd controlled, which means that website viewers will be able to vote where we aim the camera.
We are all interns at Microsoft in Redmond, WA this summer, and began this project without realizing the proportion of the team which had been involved in FIRST. While working, it’s become apparent that our experiences through FIRST prepared us excellently not only for our day jobs, but also for fun side projects like Nimbus.
We wanted to thank all of FIRST for creating an amazing program, which we all still appreciate years after graduating from high school.
We’ve also attached a .png with some photos from our test launch, for anyone interested.
Nimbus FIRST Alumni
David Rappaport (FRC 1678)
Wil Thomason (FRC 422)
Jake Truckle (FRC 3650)
David Greer (FRC 111)
Hasith Vidanamadura (FRC 2877, 4783, 4825)
Darren Stahl (FRC 1305, 4783, 4825)