HOPE Number Nine.

UPDATE: 20191230 - Uploaded much better video footage to my Peertube account, linked appropriately.

My preparations leading up to HOPE 9 were something of a last minute scramble; at HacDC the night before we left for New York my trusty cellphone of four years decided to give up the ghost. This meant that I had to get to a Sprint store early on Thursday morning, pick out a new phone (a Samsung Galaxy S-2, which appears to be a later model of Lyssa's phone) and set about migrating all of my data in the little time there was before I had …

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Spaceblimp-1 recovered after 75 days; photographs online!

Back in August of 2010 HacDC launched a prototype near-space probe, designated Spaceblimp-1 in preparation for entering the Hackerspaces In Space competition run by Workshop 88. Unfortunately we lost contact with Spaceblimp-1 a few hours after launch and were unable to locate the instrument package that day.

Sometime yesterday afternoon, one of the members of the Spaceblimp team received an interesting phone call. By all accounts it seemed that Spaceblimp-1 had been found but the labels on the housing were somewhat damaged, so the finder had mis-dialed one of the numbers. The individual who was called, one Bob Dehn, found …

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