02 Jan '13, 2pm

Take Pictures From Space with Kepler Space Kit

Take Pictures From Space with Kepler Space Kit

DIY images from space is a fun trend in photography, and a great way to interest kids in science . An upcoming kit by Quirky would make sending a camera up to 100,000 feet above the ground. "The base Kepler kit transforms with minimal waste: the kite turns into a parachute, the rods into landing legs, and the custom mount supports a capsule for high-flying travel. Add a weather balloon and a GPS transmitter, and your iPhone or Go Pro camera will be ready to blast off and return with footage of the great beyond " What's not included are the essentials: helium, weather balloon, GPS for GoPro, batteries, and an audio beacon. So it is not exactly a complete kit. Another downer is the photobombing committed by the rods/landing legs. Every photo has the black lines cutting into it: © Quirky The up side is that these are great tools for people who don't want to fashion their own ...

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