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February 12, 2010

Noisebridge Launches Near Space Balloon

at 11:26 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, What Were They Thinking


The team over at Noisebridge just launched a Near Space Balloon with some gear on board. They got some very nice pictures along the way! It sure seems that this type of project is totally within reach these days. I think my next challenge will be to round up a team of people in Winnipeg who want to attempt this up here. Might have to wait till the snow goes away though. 🙁

Via: Make

“The plan was simple: a ham radio broadcasting an APRS position beacon, a GPS that was known to work at high altitudes, a camera hacked for time-lapse photography, and an Android cellphone that we’d program to scream out its own GPS co-ordinates via SMS whenever it caught a glimpse of a cellphone network.”


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2 Responses to “Noisebridge Launches Near Space Balloon”

  1. Dual Screens Says:

    that really sweet!!!

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