Kickstarting Mini Balloon and Kite Mapping Kits for everyone


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/21/kickstarting-mini-balloon-and.html


#2

If you are in the US check with the FAA first. They have a stick up their butts about air traffic interruptions. Just say’n.


#3

My kids wanted a fun summer project for the upcoming summer vacation, so I had suggested doing exactly this.


#4

From a quick read of the Kickstarter page and FAA Part 101 (the parts about moored ballons and kites), I think their kites and balloons are small enough that the Part 101 regulations do not apply. At least outside restricted and prohibited areas (such as near airports).


#5

Public Lab has a page on their wiki addressing this very issue –
https://publiclab.org/wiki/balloon-mapping-regulations


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