Upstagram lashes a Raspberry Pi and camera to helium balloons, transmits the Paris skyline to Instagram

Replete with an appropriately Up-inspired house made of paper and foam, the Hackerloop tinkerers tethered it (and its Raspberry Pi contents) to roughly 90 balloons and sent it into the Paris skies. After reverse-engineering the Instagram posting process to work sans smartphone, the team managed to capture 400 stills and have reposted the highlights to their own, separate Instagram account. (Judging from our own experiences with life-logging photography, they've done us a huge favor.) Naturally, such reverse-engineering isn't looked upon fondly by the image-sharing social network, and the team reckons that the other account could get shut down soon, so you'd best visit the highlights at the source link -- and there's also a making of video after the break.

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Upstagram flies an adorable little house over Paris, streams the view to Instagram