New in the Maker Shed: Arduino WiFi Shield

MKSP18-2

Looking for a way to network enable your Arduino projects without wires? Look no further, you need the Arduino WiFi Shield available in the Maker Shed! This shield fits atop your Arduino and will connect to an 802.11b/g network with relative ease. The shield comes completely assembled and uses pass... Read more »

Raspberry Pi in the Sky!

Readying the Raspberry Pi for kite flying.

PublicLaboratory is a fantastic citizen scientist organization with really useful projects like DIY spectrometers (for finding out what’s really in stuff) and aerial mapping for monitoring of oil spills, landfills, etc. They’ve done some fantastic work using the continuous shooting mode of consumer cameras, including converting them to near infrared. The... Read more »

Networking 400 Balloons with XBees

400 balloons over England's coast

Rob Faludi, author of Building Wireless Sensor Networks, is helping to light up the sky with XBees: This week I’m heading to Newcastle upon Tyne in the U.K. for Connecting Light, 400 giant illuminated balloons that will cross England coast to coast along Hadrian’s Wall, a 2000-year-old Roman barrier. This... Read more »

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