What did you think of the movie “Ted”? I know that some parents actually thought that this was a movie that they could treat their little ones to, only to find out that the teddy bear is nothing like what they originally envisaged, being foul mouthed and all. Well, what you see above is a giant leap not only for mankind, but for teddy bears all over the world – especially when Babbage the bear is Raspberry Pi-powered.
This particular Babbage teddy bear has managed to recreate Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking skydive, where Mr. Baumgartner performed the highest ever freefall in October last year as he jumped from a balloon about 39km up in the sky. A teddy bear known as Babbage has replicated this attempt from a similar height, all after making its way to the heaves via a hydrogen-filled balloon. Sporting the Raspberry Pi computer within, Babbage has managed to transmit his position as well as stills and video of his flight and descent. This is definitely the start of many other potential projects, don’t you think so? Most importantly, it does not require humans to risk life and limb in order to bring such an adrenaline pumping experience to the masses.