I'll be launching a small model TARDIS into (near) SPACE and filming the ascension and descension as a mini-documentary for YouTube.
Everyone knows how hard it is to find The Doctor's TARDIS, and although some people have tried making their own, they're rarely able to fly.
But then I thought, what if I was able to put my own TARDIS IN SPACE?
My idea is simple: Secure a small package housing an HD video camera to a weather balloon and have the video camera focused outside of the package on a small TARDIS. As the weather balloon rises up, the video camera will record the TARDIS flying up into the Earth's stratosphere for an incredible video.
The $500.00 goal will cover the cost of the weather balloon, the helium/hydrogen (not sure what I'm using yet) the packaging supplies, gasoline to drive to the landing location, the HD video camera, and, most importantly, the GPS to track the landing location.
I feel that without filming in the highest definition possible, the effect of the TARDIS flying through space might be dulled.
I'll be testing the package with eggs to make sure nothing breaks on impact and that the camera and footage will be located after landing. Using the GPS, I'll be able to track the package after it lands and retrieve everything we sent up, ya know, INTO SPACE.
I'll be checking with the FAA to make sure the launch is legal and will be filming nearly every step of launch day in order for us to make a Behind the Scenes video as well.
I know that with your help, we can make an amazing, visually stunning video of the TARDIS flying through space.
What's the plan if you get a lot of backers at the $25 level? How many little TARDISes can a weather balloon lift?
Bigger on the inside! No, but really, they'll be miniature, at maybe two-three inches big. The container will be big enough to house everything needed and there shouldn't be a problem with running out of space. Also, they'll be mainly Styrofoam and balsa wood so they won't be heavy at all.
I want to see the model before I actually pledge just so I can get an idea of if I want to release my money from my pocket.
I'll post a video on my channel sometime in the next week or so when the model TARDISes are built so I can show what they look like.
I suggest that you include an altimeter so you can tell everyone how high their Tardis was vaulted into (near) space.
Any residual money in the funding will go towards making the trip more scientific, such as calculating the height and the temperature. I believe it's somewhere around 90,000 ft when most weather balloons freeze so we'll see! :D
All the extra money will go to making the TARDIS experience even better. The more money we raise, the better the video camera, the better the production value, the better the EVERYTHING. So yes, if you can, please donate so we can do some amazingly fun things with this project!
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Aug 29, 2012 - Sep 12, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Patrons who pledge $10.00 will be emailed a link to watch the completed TARDIS flight video nearly a week before the general public!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Patrons who pledge $25.00 will be mailed their own little TARDIS, sent up on the actual TARDIS flight video mission. It'll be your own TARDIS FROM SPACE. My plan, is that on the inside of the container where the video camera will be securely housed, that's where your TARDIS will be. Also, you might get a shout out in the video. And you'll also be emailed a link to watch the completed TARDIS flight video nearly a week before the general public!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $150 or more
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The first patron to pledge $150.00 or more will be mailed the ACTUAL TARDIS filmed during the space flight! Keep in mind that since it's on the outside of the secure packaging, the TARDIS may damage on re-entry or impact, but it would still be a super neat piece to have! Also, you will definitely get a shout out in the video. And you'll also be emailed a link to watch the completed TARDIS flight video nearly a week before the general public!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012