Various Solutions for Rigging Cameras to Balloons – from @PublicLab | #citizenscience
Stumbled upon this post over at Public Lab that shows various solutions for mounting various cameras to various balloons. There’s a lot of variables involved, obviously! If you plan on conducting some photo rigging citizen science you might want to reference their previous designs for inspiration — in addition Public Lab are rebooting their already-successful balloon mapping kit if you’re looking for a readymade solution and want to participate in this active community.
To take aerial photos, you need to attach your camera to a balloon, kite, pole, or whatever! Try the “standard” rubber band rig, the venerable soda bottle rig, or the juice jug rig.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.