Outernet, Because Information Wants to be Free

“Outernets filecast is a groundbreaking innovation in broadcasting, marrying radio broadcasting with file delivery, transcending the format and time limitations of traditional radio or TV broadcasting. Our filecast differentiates itself from a traditional broadcast by sending information as data files, so content is no longer limited to video and audio. Now, any content format can be sent over a radio signal. Receivers automatically cache these files locally, so users can enjoy flexible, on-demand access to content. With the global reach of satellite broadcasting, this system is paving a new way to distribute, access, and consume content.”

 So you just have to get a couple of parts totaling about $100USD and you can have an off the grid news, weather, and library that just quietly update itself 24/7. A very cool idea, perfect for rural areas or even out at sea (wind and weather maps).


Posted: November 28th, 2016
at 8:21pm by John

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The Dreaded ‘Space Eye’!

Astronauts have been reporting that their vision has been altered buy being space. Until now there hadn’t been any indication as to why it was happening. It might be related to the pooling effect on bodily fluids.

BBC: Astronaut eye problems blamed on spinal fluid 

Posted: November 28th, 2016
at 7:57pm by John

Categories: Space

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Drone racing simulator

“Drone Racing is a new high speed competitive racing sport. Skilled pilots fly quad-copter drones through three-dimensional courses at speeds up to 120mph. DRL drones are custom built for speed, agility, and performance. Pilots steer from the point of view of the drone by wearing First Person View (FPV) goggles that display a live image transmitted by an onboard camera. Flying a drone competitively at high speed in FPV is an intense, immersive experience.”

Sound like fun? Think you have the reflexes to compete against 20 somethings? I sure don’t! But don’t despair, you can play the DRL drone sim for free! 

DRL Simulator (free beta)

Posted: November 27th, 2016
at 9:19pm by John

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The Lux: An Open Source Medium Format Camera

Quite the handsome DIY camera is it it? I’m not only impressed with his design and execution of the camera but also of his reasoning behind doing it:

My goal is to design and produce a fully-fledged camera, using easily purchased off-the-shelf components, without having to rely on anything pulled from a potentially valuable piece of equipment. A secondary goal is also to make this camera completely open source through rapid-prototyping techniques such as laser cutting and 3D printing, and the Arduino physical computing platform.

OpenCamera – Lux

Posted: January 16th, 2014
at 11:03pm by John

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How to Get the Most From Your Toy Airplane

Remember when we would play with those little balsa wood planes and try to tweak them for better flights? Well this guy has pretty much taken that to a whole new level. I love the attention to detail like giving the wings more lift by warping them with water and an Ace bandage. The video of his flight makes it well worth the effort.

Flying and Improving Your Guillow’s Sky Streak


Posted: September 27th, 2013
at 6:39pm by John

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Categories: Amusing,Cool,DIY,Fun,Mods,To be used for Evil

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Get “Pi Eye’d” for Cheap!


Camera for Raspberry Pi

A relativity new item for the users of the Raspberry Pi micro is here. A low priced high quality digital camera module is just the thing to add to any project your working on.

[via TechCrunch]

Raspberry Pi Camera Module Now On Sale, $25 To Add An Eye To Pi Hardware Hack Projects

Posted: August 17th, 2013
at 11:12am by John

Categories: Computers,DIY,Mad Science,Photography,Technology

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