Archive for December, 2008

Software discussion over lunch

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


Floris and Esther discuss software development, GPS editing possibilities and needs, while Tijmen searches internet for ready-made available solutions.

We made this picture using the FlycamOne camera now attached to a 90 cm helium balloon.

Esther and her flycam

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

There is a second project, one could joke, going on around here. Esther has bought a “flycam“, a very light video recorder. She has also bought a simple kite. The idea is that in Nigeria we will be able to take aerial pictures and video of the workshops using this system.
Yesterday I spent some time looking into buying a helium balloon. Nowadays they sell disposable helium cylinders which can fill about 50 small balloons. We promptly ordered one from a supplier in Amsterdam, only to find out the company is around the corner. We cancelled to order once we realised it would be even simpler, and a lot cheaper, for us to just go there and buy a big balloon filled with helium from them.

Sometimes the power of the internet is surpassed by the power of the local.