September 2, 2014

Enterprising Geek Wants to Send an EVO Into Space. No, Really.

So how many of you got brand new shiny EVO handsets this week and have had a ton of fun experiencing the awesomeness that is EVO? Great, now how many of you are planning on sending your shiny new toy into the upper atmosphere on a weather balloon until said balloon pops and it floats back down to Earth?  Yeah, that is what we said too.

It seems that there is at least ONE of you that wants to do this.  Danny Pier, a kid who seems to be “Wicked Smaht” as we say in Boston, wants to do just that.  At his page over at Kickstarter.com, Danny outlines his plan, and is asking for donations to help make his dream possible.  He wants to create an Android app that will allow him to send the unit up, take both still and video pictures, then release a rescue chute to allow the unit to come back safely.  He will use the GPS in the unit to track it’s progress.

The best part: once he’s done, he’ll have developed an app that others can use if they want to try doing the same thing.

Sounds like a pretty cool plan, check out his video pitch below.