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Mark “352K” Rober wrote in with his latest project: an assembly of balloons with throwies inside, creating pixels in the sky. And nice call on tethering it so you can get those toxic coin cells back!

John Baichtal

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  2. chuck says:

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! UFO hoax FTW!
    They want to believe!

  3. Sweet, well done! .. Mad an instructable on how to make “Flyes” about a year ago. http://www.instructables.com/id/Flyies-a-Flying-LED-Throwie-Mod/

  4. Toxic? says:

    toxic coin cells?

  5. joe says:

    I love this so much! I can’t believe that cop said “light it on fire”, I was expecting him to say “don’t you dare launch that”. Seriously, what is the legality of this? I mean it’s legal to fly a kite, it’s legal to fly a balloon. If it’s at night, so long as it’s lit (which this certainly is), I would THINK there’s nothing wrong with it. There really is SO many ideas this could be used for. I can totally see advertisers starting to do this.. Some big event like a superbowl, or the olympics, suddenly you see a pixelated pepsi logo flying by..

    1. john says:

      Not legal. Would be considered littering.

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