Author: Michael Sitver

Arduino Uno

Arduino Uno – Best Holiday Gifts of 2014

Here’s a holiday review of the Arduino Uno, and a basic guide to buying and using one. Building things is satisfying. It just feels great to turn on a device you’ve designed and assembled yourself, and watch it work. If you’re looking to give someone that type of satisfaction as a holiday gift this year, you might want to consider getting your special someone an Arduino...

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Snapchat Releases Snapcash, A Payment Solution

[Breaking] Have you ever needed to pay someone, and thought “I should be able to pay with Snapchat”. Neither have I. Even so, Snapchat’s bizarre founders unveiled Snapcash today, using a hilarious introductory video. Snapcash uses tech from Jack Dorsey’s square to allow instant person-to-person payments via Snapchat. If the feature is as well thought out as the video, this might just work. You...

Rachel Pi in Uganda

Saving Lives and Spreading Knowledge with Pi

It’s $30, the size of a credit card, and it’s bringing educational resources to remote villages around the world. Today I’d like to tell you the story of the Rachel-Pi. The Rachel Pi is an educational server based off of the $30 Raspberry Pi computer. It runs on an SD card, and carries an open-source collection of more than 3,000 books, 6,000 wikipedia articles,...

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Nick Offerman’s Hand-crafted Emojis Will Make Your Day

Nick Offerman is famous for his portrayal of the manly Ron Swanson on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”, but he’s also an incredible wood-worker. He used his wood-working skills to produce this ridiculous infomercial for Conan O’Brien, featuring real, hand-crafted emojis. The emojis are made of solid wood, weigh several pounds each, and cost $30 a piece. It is a great reminder of how little...

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