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Author Topic: Seriously Cool Dept: Raspberry Pi photos from 29 miles above the Earth  (Read 1654 times)


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This is just too cool. :Thmbsup:

From  the folks at comes this:


The official camera attachment for everyone’s favorite $25 computer, the Raspberry Pi, released only a couple of weeks ago, but people are already using it in impressive ways. Rather than just make a cheap, DIY camera that sat in his basement, Dave Ackerman made a cheap, DIY camera and sent it far above Earth to snap photos of our planet.

In order to make the RasPi’s flight as smooth as possible, the rig had to be as light as it could be. Ackerman built a lightweight craft in which the Model A was contained, then attached it to a balloon and parachute.

Read the full article here.

Another article over at the Digital Photography Review website has additional information and photos. Link here.

Hmm...all this from a $35 computer + a $25 5-megapixel camera module...

Maybe NASA might consider sending a few of these along next time it goes to Mars? 8)  ;)

Just don't let the military find out about it.  :P


« Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 07:56 AM by 40hz »