Studies in Buoyancy

A mylar balloon was left behind after a show at the museum. I tried to see if I could get it to be neutrally buoyant, neither rising or sinking as it moved through the space. Initial attempts with coins and tape worked somewhat well, but the balloon tended to be unstable. A brief ride in a hot air balloon with gave me the idea of attaching a basket for stability.

Early iteration with pennies
Balloon floats near my desk
Floating around my desk
The balloon is near the ceiling
A short string resulted in erratic flight behavior
In the balloon with Sarah
In the balloon with Sarah
Adjusting ballast in the basket
Adjusting ballast in the basket
Encounter with a drone
Encounter with a drone
Slow float by Flavinoid