Constructing small balloons that hang from ordinary foil party balloons. These can be launched from anywhere (even campus!) at any time. Main job here is the design and manufacture of a very small electronics unit. These are capable of circumnavigating the globe! While they can't carry as much science or cameras, we can just keep a few stocked in our rooms and launch them whenever the wind is right.
This project will have very tight weight and power constraints, and reasonably tight budget constraints. This project doesn't really have timeframe limitations.
Become familiar with Picoballoons
Please make sure to read through the following website: http://ukhas.org.uk/frontpage:projects#pico_balloons_payloads_100g and become familiar with the projects that have already been completed. It will help us get a perspective and a better understanding what we can and can not achieve with this project.
A list of PicoBalloons with interesting details is available on this specific sub-page: http://ukhas.org.uk/projects:picoatlas (this is very good reading :) )