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Hardware Hacking - Pictures from Space

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 15:36:32 -0400

A couple of students used a helium balloon to take pictures of the
earth from "space" (well, high enough to be damn impressive).

The pictures are here - http://space.1337arts.com/flight - and their
main page is at - http://space.1337arts.com/

There's an article here that summarises how they did it all for $150
(ignoring a whole pile of incidental costs, but even so) -
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-328198

Andrew

The UK did it first!

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 20:23:59 -0300

Sorry Francesco - with my new setup I don't see these postings unless I go
hunting... [cute story though]

Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:25:08 -0400
From: Francesco Pierfederici <fpierfederici@...>
Subject: The UK did it first!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1091896/Out-world-British-teddy-bears-strapped-helium-weather-balloon-reach-edge-space.html

...and had teddy bears!

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