Sprinterfest East Aerial View
An advertising balloon, my HTC Evo 3D, the IP Webcam Android app, and duct tape provided an opportunity for this aerial view.

The first attempt failed because the camera was spinning and pointing mostly to the sky. For the second attempt I used fishing line to create a "duopod" that helped aim the camera, and I enlisted another ham operator for communications support.

The IP Webcam app was used to make the phone into a web server. My son Tommy was inside the building pictured, capturing images with a browser. The ham radio operator relayed to me that they were receiving images before I released the balloon.

The phone batteries gave out before we were able to get a shot with all of the vans, but being able to steer the camera with the fishing line worked marvelously!
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