Hello Raspberry Pi Enthusiasts. The Hackerloop geeks have created a flying paper house that posts live pictures on Instagram, via a Raspberry Pi located inside the house and a special app that takes pictures and uploads them on Instagram (independent from the Instagram apps for iOS or Android), developed by them.
The foam and paper house has more than 80 Helium balloons attached to it, in order to “fly”. The project is called UPstagram and besides the house and Raspberry Pi board, it has a micro camera, a 3G Key and a battery.
UPstagram was launched for 5 times already and posted on Instagram more than 400 photos already. The best 15 are available on Hackerlook’s official Instagram account.
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For those who don’t know, Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer with the size of a credit-card, having a 700 Mhz ARM CPU, 512 MB of RAM, USB ports, Ethernet port, HDMI port for pluging TVs or monitors, and supports SD cards up to 32 GB. Used with a keyboard, mouse and plugged in at a TV, this small ARM device turns into a modest computer, good for daily basic tasks.