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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

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  • 08/31/2012 @ 1:30 pm
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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 »

XBee-enabled SumoBots Appearing at Maker Faire

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Rob Faludi, author of Building Wireless Sensor Networks, is bringing some very cool bots to Digi’s Maker Faire Bay Area Booth: Say hello to Troy and Abed! They’re Digi International’s brand-new XBee-enabled SumoBots and they’re ready to begin training for their debut at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. They’ll be... Read more »