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We're hitting the beaches and hitching boat rides to make aerial images of the gulf oil spill's effects using cameras attached to balloons and kites. Read more

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We're hitting the beaches and hitching boat rides to make aerial images of the gulf oil spill's effects using cameras attached to balloons and kites.

New Orleans, LA Software
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    1. Creator 144 Visuals on February 4, 2011

      Very cool stuff!

    2. Creator Trevor McClurkin on June 22, 2010

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    3. Creator LILY MAIL on June 12, 2010

      Good project! Even cheaper balloons are available though. A $10 solar balloon kit (12-foot wide tetroon shaped) is available from http://www.solar-balloons.com/store.html On sunny days without much wind, it will lift a digital camera as high as your fishing line tether. And it doesn't need helium, only sunshine. The smaller $7 ready-to-fly 6-foot tetroons easily lift the Ebay $10 0.7 ounce key-fob videocams. But bigger cameras are better for sharper imagery.

    4. Creator Brett Camper on June 5, 2010

      I've seen Jeff's balloons in action -- they are not to be missed.

    5. Creator Third Coast Kite and Hobby on May 31, 2010

      Fantastic project! We pledged $100. We also embedded your widget to our page, and will do our best to promote this effort - Please let us know if you need assistance with kites, line, or other gear.

      Chad - Third Coast Kite and Hobby
      http://www.thirdcoastkites.com