Dyson Engineers, Having Too Much Fun With a Hot Air Balloon

By Kat Hannaford on at

Spare a thought for those poor Dyson engineers, who have nothing better to do with their time than create a hot air balloon out of some lightweight aluminium foil-like material and one of their £270 Hot space-heaters.

After creating several different prototypes, Dyson (and Cameron Balloons, a Bristol-based outfit) settled on the right material to use for the balloon, which was constructed in a cold warehouse to ensure the heater could lift it off the ground.

I can't be the only one who wants to do some sort of balloon mash-up obstacle course with this heater and Dyson's fans, can I?