May 5, 2012.      Here is a quick video from the Oak Branch Series that describes a new version of a camera rig to hold a small point-and-shoot camera from a helium balloon.  This builds upon all the good work that The Public Laboratory ( has done in this area of balloon and kite photography for mapping purposes.  The refinement gives more control and stability of the camera as it is buffeted by the wind.  

To see results of this rig, click this blog post. To learn more about hacking a Canon Camera with CHDK, click this blog post. And of course much thanks goes to Ocean Spray.