Operation StratoSphere

Abstract

In January of 2011 I started a project to send a box of cameras up on a weather balloon to capture spherical images and video of the ascent and descent. I solicited assistance from friends and family and received some in the form of cameras. It was up to me to do the rest.
Over the course of two years I went through several payload iterations, developed some custom electronics (I'm a software guy, so that was a bit of a learning curve), acquired my amateur radio license, launched three balloons, and got some amazing results.
For an in-depth view into how I created the imagery, read http://robotrising.org/2013/01/operation-stratosphere-conclusion/
To contact me regarding this (or anything else, really), robotrising@gmail.com

Videos

FinalLanding.webm Video (69M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
96kburst-.5x.webm Video (8.7M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
96kburst-1x.webm Video (5.3M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
FinalLanding-1080.webm Video (26M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
FullLanding-4Kx2K.webm Video (40M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
hooptest.webm Video (77M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
sexyhorizon.webm Video (490K) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
stormytripod.webm Video (928K) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
uncorrected.webm Video (12M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls


Images

Camera2.png Image (7.4M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
96k.jpg Image (1.9M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
Camera2-bw.png Image (4.3M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
0001.png Image (8.7M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
12secbeforehit.jpg Image (1.3M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
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aboveclouds.jpg Image (925K) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
aboveclouds.png Image (7.4M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
cam1-200frames.jpg Image (846K) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
cam1-200frames.png Image (8.2M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
frametest.jpg Image (3.5M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
hooptest.jpg Image (582K) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
justbelowclouds.jpg Image (1.1M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
justbelowclouds.png Image (7.9M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
miscreant.jpg Image (826K) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
rooftop.jpg Image (3.9M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
seam.png Image (9.0M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls
stormytripod.jpg Image (1.5M) FPS style controls Click and drag controls