Floating UP! house posts photos to Instagram via Raspberry Pi

Valentin Squirelo and friends at HackerLoop built a miniature model of the flying house from UP! outfitted with a Raspberry Pi computer and floated it above Paris where it posted live photos to Instagram. This was particularly interesting because generally photos can only be uploaded to Instagram via the official iOS or Android app. HackerLoop worked around that limitation. HackerLoop's #Upstagram

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  1. It seems to me that there are three parts to this project- 1) flying an UP house, 2) taking pics from the house, and 3) loading the pics automatically to Instagram. On 1), OK, that looks pretty cool. And 3) is a neat hack, I guess. But 2)? Fail. They might as well have dangled a smartphone from a weather balloon. If you're going to go to all the trouble to put the camera in a flying house, then shoot from inside the house! What's the view out the living room window, or out the front door? Give the pics some context!

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