August 27th, 2013

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One Large Leap for Plushies

Giant leap for Pi-powered teddy bear

A soft toy controlled by a Raspberry Pi computer has recreated Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking skydive.

Mr Baumgartner made the furthest freefall in October 2012, from a balloon almost 39km (24 miles) high.

A bear called Babbage has now leapt from a similar height after ascending beneath a hydrogen-filled balloon.

The Raspberry Pi low-cost micro-computer inside Babbage transmitted his position and shot stills and video throughout the flight and descent.......

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Video of the jump

I been following Dave for a while because I think of doing my own High Altitude Balloon mission one day using the Raspberry Pi.
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