Rockland County Teenager Makes Area History
Monday, June 24, 2013
Electronics Design Group and Pearl River HS student Rob Gullo team up and send a Weather Ballon to space
Pearl River, NY (EDGOnline) July 1, 2013 – Electronics Design Group, Inc. (EDG), an Electronic Systems Integrator headquartered in Piscataway NJ, has officially been to space. Rob Gullo (son of EDG owner, Bob Gullo) spent the last semester of his junior year preparing and building a weather balloon to send to space.
Rob used his study period under the guidance of Teacher/Football Coach, Steven Lonergan, at Pearl River High School to create a weather balloon that could record video and data from space. It took Rob over two months to build a capsule that could house the recording equipment and withstand the pressure of space.
“This is the first time anyone in Rockland has does something like this,” said Rob.
The project came with a price tag, so Rob created a Kickstarter account to help fund his mission. Kickstarter is a crowd-funding website for artists, inventors, and scientists to raise money for projects. Bob Gullo jumped at the opportunity to help his son Rob accomplish this feat.
“The weather balloon was my son’s science project,” said Bob Gullo. “Part of the project was to raise money, so I was one of the main sponsors because, well, he’s my kid!”
The weather balloon’s flight crossed three states, traveled over 150 miles, at the weather balloon’s peak it reached 90,000 feet, and the temperature dipped below -70 (F).
About Electronics Design Group, Inc.
EDG is a pioneer in residential and business electronics technology. EDG is recognized by its peers, associations, related trade professionals and technology journals as one of the top system integrators in the country. Providing expertise for more than 25 years, EDG has been an award winning technology solutions provider of audio/video, conferencing systems, integrated multimedia presentation, luxury amenity space entertainment, cardio theater, screening rooms, home theater, lighting, shades, and automation control solutions. Founder Bob Gullo has served as President and Board Member of HTSA, Listed in CE Retailer’s “50 Most Virtual Influencers,” Dealer Scope’s List of “40 under 40,” CEDIA and CEA “Dealer of the Year,” CE Pro Magazine’s “Top 100 integrators,” Custom Retailers, “21 Big Guns,” and Lutron Electronics “Hall of Fame.” Gullo has been a member of CEDIA and for more than 20 years, and has been an influential advocate of education via the AIA/CES provider program, and CEDIA ROI programs, providing CEU courses for the Architectural and Design Community viahttp://www.edgonline.com/continuing-education/. EDG solutions can be found in the finest residential and commercial settings. EDG solutions continue to be sought after by most discriminating clients worldwide.