- On a nice Saturday afternoon - i attached my point and shoot camera to a platform I constructed and floated it high above the city taking photos using a time lapse script hack. The top of the platform was connected to 14 balloons (2 3ft balloons, and a dozen regular sized ones), and the bottom of the plaform was attached to 500ft of Kite string that was wound up in a heavy duty reel.
This was a test run to see how high I could get using just a handfull of balloons. I plan on taking more in Central Park in the coming weeks. It drew a lot of attention and was featured in The Gothamist. To see a more complete write-up of the specs and trials of this project check it out HERE.