Kite making

If you can't get balloons, helium, or if it's just too windy (more than about 5mph or 10kph wind) for #balloon-mapping, consider lifting a camera up on a kite. Kites are cheap and available through most of the world, and they're easy to build if you can't find one big enough.

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Building miniature kites at a family science night

by SuziT9 5 months ago | 4 | 280 | 5

On March 1, 2018, several members of our Montana State University team ([Academic Technology and ...

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kite for aerial photography

by Juanjo 11 months ago | 2 | 363 | 4

![image description](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/021/818/large/IMG_6158.JPG "I...

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Kite Construction: How bad can it get?

by mathew about 2 years ago | 0 | 740 | 1

I'm interested in workshopping Stormy Weathers' Horned Allison Sled Kite....

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Stormy O. Weathers' Horned Allison- towards a kite wind speed meter

by mathew over 2 years ago | 0 | 1,221 | 1

Over the past three years me and @Ecta64 have posted a few notes investigating [using a kite itse...

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Tyvek+Bamboo Kite Workshop at Pfizer Building (Brooklyn, NY 6/29-30/2012))

by elainechoi89 about 6 years ago | 1 | 6,848 | 0

Two day Kite building workshop exploring several different types of kites, materials and building...

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Inspirational deltas

by mathew over 5 years ago | 0 | 3,607 | 1

From the kite plans database-- [Dan Leigh Delta by Harold Prinzler](http://www.kiteplans.org/pl...

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Easy Cut Delta Kite simplification

by danbeavers over 5 years ago | 2 | 5,555 | 0

Wintercamp activities included working on simplifying the kite build. From the left. A pocket f...

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easy cut delta kite plans

by mathew about 6 years ago | 3 | 14,665 | 2

This kite is very close to the Levitation Delta, and the plan is for a low-waste, quick (2-hour) ...

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Repairing a kite's stick with a fiber glass safety marker

by pablo over 5 years ago | 2 | 2,856 | 1

One of the sticks of the kite was broken, so we substitute it with a fiber glass safety marker 72...

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Diamond kite bridles

by lfamular about 6 years ago | 0 | 11,435 | 0

The kite bridle is the arrangement of strings that go between a kite and the flying line. The bri...

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Towards a standard diamond kite kit

by lfamular about 6 years ago | 1 | 1,862 | 2

Here are some ideas for making a standard diamond kite kit. The goal is a kite that beginners can...

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call it Delta, maybe

by astoicof almost 6 years ago | 2 | 3,003 | 4

This is a research note and attached PDF for a kite design. This is the first time I’ve ever bui...

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Tyvek Fleds, Theoretical & Actual Performance

by mathew about 7 years ago | 0 | 5,461 | 1

I've built a series of three Fled Kites out of Tyvek housewrap and bamboo. The most recent I bui...

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splitting bamboo for kites

by mathew about 7 years ago | 1 | 8,617 | 2

Bamboo is a great kite making material. It grows in poor soils and is competitive with Fiberglas...

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Towards a Tyvek & Bamboo Delta Kit

by mathew almost 7 years ago | 0 | 7,064 | 0

The goal: to build a low-wind kite that's easy to build and costs less than $10 in materials....

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Easy Kites for Kite Trains

by mathew about 6 years ago | 0 | 4,827 | 0

I've been digging through my kite books to find some good kite train kites. Trains are multiple ...

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Make a simple mylar/trash bag delta kite

by warren about 6 years ago | 3 | 4,675 | 3

At Parts & Crafts we designed and built a quick and very lightweight...

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Prototyping a kite for kids

by oscarbrett about 6 years ago | 2 | 2,610 | 4

Here at Beam Camp in New Hampshire Kids like to make things happen; As a staffer, I like to help ...

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DIY Light Delta kite (Rogallo wing)

by Safidy about 6 years ago | 2 | 10,169 | 1

I used Kitemodeler for designing this kite and here are some dimensions. KiteModeler 1.4b beta...

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Lima, Peru: Kite Making/Ballon Mapping Workshop, U. of San Marcos

by anita over 6 years ago | 7 | 5,107 | 0

We held a Ballon Mapping and Kite Making Workshop on the Campus of San Marcos on Jan. 28, 2012 wi...

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Tyvek Fleds, Theoretical & Actual Performance

by mathew about 7 years ago | 1 | 20 | 0

I've built a series of three Fled Kites out of Tyvek housewrap and bamboo. The most recent I bui...

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