Lowly Canon A570 P&S turned into Space Camera by geeky teen
While we anxiously await for the next great miracles and wonders of Photokina 2012, we are reminded by this next viral story that just because you don't have the latest and greatest camera gear, it doesn't mean you can't take fun and exciting pictures!
A geeky teenager by the name of Adam Cudworth, attending Nottingham University (perhaps related to Robin Hood?), bought a used Canon Powershot A570 basic P&S digital camera on eBay and managed to turn it into a Space Camera. After wiring it with hardware, GPS and radio, he let it fly and fly and fly up high, going 20 miles high. Then he shared his pictures and his story with The Telegraph (Telegraph video embedded below).
You can see actual pictures from up high along with behind the scenes pictures on his Flickr account. As you can see from his website, he has the early signs of an evil genius: HAB + Forex Trading + Disney Fan! (via io9.com, Mashable)