[757labs] HackerSpaces in Space 2011
trevorl.salad at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 15:26:48 EDT 2011
A friend of mine on the west coast had a habit of going out to one of the
reservations when he was bored. He would take a weather balloon, fill it
with acetylene gas and then a couple more ballons filled with either helium
or hydrogen. Once the entire thing was sufficiently bouyant he would release
the entire thing and remotely detonate it using a variety of methods. The
first time he detonated it properly, the resulting explosion shattered the
lens in his video camera.
This is what happens when too much money meets too much time. :) He actually
quit a very well paying programming job to "play with lasers". Needless to
say, he was a blast to hang out with... (bud-dum-dump)
On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Adam Crosby <adam at uptill3.com> wrote:
> On Oct 19, 2011, at 2:40 PM, Trevor Lewis wrote:
> > Hydrogen *is* dangerous. So is electricity. So is Mt. Dew (according to
> my wife anyway, and I still don't believe her). If the design called for us
> to cover the balloon in thermite, generate high voltages, carry a crapload
> of diesel, and make it an electrically unsafe tinderbox, you would find me
> conspicuously absent as well. :)
> Wait, this sounds like a much cooler project...
> HackerSpaceHindenburgs for under $200?
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> If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.
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