Earlier this year a student posted up a photo of their kite aerial photography. This was something that was explored and developed on through the come fly with me project when they were trying to send up a weather balloon with sensors attached.
Through kickstarter this year a balloon mapping kit was made available https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/publiclab/kickstarter-gold-balloon-mapping-kits through the kickstarter also came a kite mapping kit as well. Since I am more likely to be not wandering around with a bottle of helium, the kite mapping kit is more suited.
I finally had time to try this out at our local park. I was amazed at how well it flew as well as how much string I still had on the reel.
I plan on doing a few more of these as time allows.
How might this be used within a project. Getting students to update the changes to our local orienteering map so we can have a map for our school.