April 15, 2009

Hydrogen Reconnaissance Balloon

Filed under: Creations — admin @ 10:49 pm

Balloon

Dear friends,

It’s Easter, and in the Fzz family that can only mean one thing:  the Easter Challenge.  Last year we built an Egg Cannon, but this year the challenge was to build a device to take an aerial photograph of my father’s house.  Extra points are awarded for style and the use of mad science.

With those bonus points in mind, my son and I set out to build a hydrogen reconnaissance balloon, complete with a remote control camera and mounting.  But we only had a week from idea to challenge, so we had to work fast.

Read on for how we faired, or look here for construction details.

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