26 Dec '14, 9pm

British 19-Year-Old Takes Incredible Satellite Pictures Using a £30 Camera and a Helium Balloon.

With just an A-level in Physics to qualify him, Adam was able to construct a home-made device consisting of a box containing a GPS, radio and microprocessor. After 40 hours of working on his gadget (and detailing it all on his blog) , Adam attached it to a balloon and it soared to an incredible height of 110,210 ft (33,592m). The device took two and a half hours to get 20 miles up into the atmosphere, before it took impressive views of Earth from space. Adam used a GPS tracker to track the device’s ascension and also an attached radio transmitter to find it when it fell back to earth.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/british-19-year-old-takes-incredible...

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