Awesome Nerdage

The NYTimes had a good article about a Brooklyn based father and son team who launched a weather balloon with a small HD Video camera up to 100,000 feet (their site:

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

And in a similar vein, Wired has an article about the creation of “hand made” computers within large virtual video games. The idea being, using virtual building blocks from these worlds (and components with special properties), entire computing machines can be built (virtually).