Weird and wonderful Raspberry Pi hacks

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but having a $35 Raspberry Pi computer helps too.

By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld |  Hardware, hacks, Linux

Pi in the sky

Chasing high-altitude balloons has become sport for many who send GPS-enabled gear to the outer limits of the Earth's atmosphere, and then chase after it as it floats down. To one-up his ballooning friends, Dave Akerman outfitted his payload with a custom Raspberry Pi computer that sported a GPS radio, a webcam, and various sensors. He claims that, thanks to his Sky Pi rig, he was able to capture some of the highest images ever sent down from an amateur flight. Of course, he blogged about his achievement and also posted a fascinating Flickr collection documenting his balloon's voyages.

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