Open House: Space Balloon in June!

For our monthly open house this month we’re having an organizational meeting to put together a DIY near-space balloon equipped with cameras to film the journey. We’re hardly the first to do it, but a couple of other groups have made DIY photos of the curvature of the earth for miniscule budgets (less than $200). Since I really want to go to space, I figure sending a camera up in my stead is pretty close.

A video from another successful project:

watch?v=nojl3aiYBOw&feature=fvst

This is an organizational meeting, so we’ll discuss exactly what we want to do (perhaps make it waterproof? allow altitude control? 3d photography?), how we want to do it, and when we’ll meet to keep working on it.

Naturally, this is open to anybody. GumboLabs is still trying to figure out how to pay rent, so the cost of this project will have to be split among the team, but that gets easier with more contributors.

This is June 8th at 7pm! And we’ll bring SNAX

Here’s a facebook event

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