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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

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 »

Wireless In-Use Notification System

Why use a simple knock on the door when you can wire up a laser to tell you a bathroom is occupied? Gone are those awkward moments when taking care of business is unceremoniously interrupted. Thanks to the folks at Intuity, checking to see if somebody is in the WC... Read more »