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Pi in the sky!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:15 pm

A Pi balloon!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/17/pi_ascent/

(feel free to move this post if it is in the wrong place!)
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Re: Pi in the sky!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:21 pm


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Re: Pi in the sky!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:32 pm

And this now becomes my favourite Pi project announcement EVER.
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Re: Pi in the sky!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:35 pm

So, with FishPi crossing the oceans and PiInTheSky brushing the edge of space, I guess we now need someone to make WormPi, a tunneling robot ;)

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Re: Pi in the sky!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:46 pm

MolePi? Capable of digging your garden up in messy ways?
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Re: Pi in the sky!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:12 pm

recantha wrote:MolePi? Capable of digging your garden up in messy ways?
Heh :) www.google.co.uk/search?q=drill+tank&tbm=isch

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Re: Pi in the sky!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:22 pm

lol :D
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Re: Pi in the sky!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:06 pm

Isn't it cool? It'll be a blog post later on on Wednesday - haven't been able to put it up today because we've had a post about Raspbian waiting to go, but had to wait for the image to be pushed out to all the mirrors, and a trip to the theatre to see the staged version of the Hitch Hikers Guide, which messed up my schedule today a bit.

I believe it holds the record for the highest altitude images transmitted back to the ground by an amateur device in the UK, which is BRILLIANT.
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Re: Pi in the sky!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:29 pm

Seems to be the type of story that online news sites will absolutely love to jump on too ;) :D

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Re: Pi in the sky!

Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:34 pm

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Re: Pi in the sky!

Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:42 pm

One word: Stunning :-)

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Re: Pi in the sky!

Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:59 pm

They're beautiful little photos, aren't they? I'm really not exaggerating when I say how many times we've read Dave's page on the project; it really hits a lot of our buttons!
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Re: Pi in the sky!

Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:18 pm

liz wrote:They're beautiful little photos, aren't they?
"I can see my house from here", to appropriate an old punchline...

Good job Eben's hat has had a reprieve too. It suits him so well. :twisted:

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