100% Pure Nerd Porn

It’s not what you think. Some guy in California made his own weather balloon, which he launched and recovered. It included an on-board mini-Linux box recording (and reporting, via packet radio) altitude, temperature, and position via a GPS. Thanks to a small digital camera, it also took pictures.

If you’re anything like me, the answer to your next question is “nearly 80,000 feet.”

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