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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 01:36 PM

Sky high success for Raspberry Pi computer (BBC) {Raspberry Pi in the Sky}

A Raspberry Pi computer has boldly gone where no other Pi has gone before.

High-altitude ballooning enthusiast Dave Akerman tethered one, complete with a webcam to photograph its progress, to a helium balloon.

The bare-bones computer managed to reach an altitude of almost 25 miles (40km) before the balloon popped and it returned to Earth.

The Pi sent live images throughout the flight and was safely retrieved by tracking its onboard radio transmitter.

Sky high

Mr Akerman decided to use a Raspberry Pi to control the payload on his near-space craft because its USB port made it easy to connect up a cheap webcam.
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more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18900862



ETA: photos at these links http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1620
and http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveake/sets/72157630589478676/

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eppur_se_muova Jul 2012 OP
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Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:15 PM

1. This will be my next toy

 

I plan on using one to built a backup/storage server and one as a media server. But the usb camera gives me some other ideas.

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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:38 AM

2. Too cool

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Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:19 PM

3. Spam deleted by hlthe2b (MIR Team)

 

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