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iPhone HD Video from 100,000 feet


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Cool idea. These guys attached an iPhone to a balloon, along with a parachute for recovery, turned on the HD camera and let 'er rip. Some insulation and hand-warming wire kept it from freezing for almost the whole trip, and the built-in GPS function allowed them to quickly locate it after landing. One of the neatest DIY projects I've seen lately.


Check it out, with video, here:


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If you read carefully, they used an HD camcorder. The iphone was merely there for the GPS tracking capability. Aditionally, I'm surprised that the handwarmers actually did anything given that they require oxygen to get hot and the atmosphere gets thin, quick. While the thinner atmosphere is more insulating,the 100mph winds certainly would help rob the container of it's warmth.

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