Monday, September 10, 2012

Here's what one uber intelligent teen did with a Canon Powershot...

British teenager Adam Cudworth outdid Nasa by creating a DIY spacecraft that took some gorgeous shots of Earth, costing about $600 and 40 hours, using a simpkle Canon A570.

Nineteen year old Cudworth placed the camera in an insulated box with a GPS device, micro processor and a radio transmitter.  Using a balloon, Adam sent the makeshift spacecraft more than 20 miles into the sky, high enough to capture dramatic imagery of the Earth's curvature.

The device took a little over two and a half hours to ascend.  Adam then used the radio transmitter and GPS to locate it's landing spot .

This stunt would make you believe that Adam Cudworth is some sort of science genius.  Cudworth told the Telegraph: 'I have no background in astrophysics or anything like that, I’m just an engineering student. People think it’s something that costs millions of pounds, but I’ve proved you can do it on just a £200 budget.'

Definitely tops most science projects we think!

Adam Cudworth and his device; and one of the photos taken.   Photo: Nigel Iskander/newsteam

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