Using Low-Altitude Balloons and Kites for Imaging, Sensing, and Networking presented at ToorCamp 2012

by Mathewl ,

Tags: Security

Summary : "Drones are limited to non-commercial uses, 400ft altitudes, and their fuel/batteries. Small kites and balloons, however, can they legally fly to 4000ft, stay aloft all day, be used for commercial purposes, and cost less than $100. Learn how to all these things with a payload of your choice cheaply, easily, and safely.
In this talk I'll cover safety guidelines, regulatory constraints, and design considerations for assembling kite, balloon, and kite-balloon systems learned through my experience Grassroots Mapping and organizing kite and balloon development at the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science."