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.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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