Category: innovation

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He Built A Satellite in his garage. Now He’s Using It To Photograph Earth Like Never Before

This is a part of our ongoing “Startup Of The Month” Award Series. To nominate a startup. Tweet your nomination to @Msitver. Space. Why is it the final frontier? Mostly because it’s so costly to explore. We pay $70 million per astronaut to fly them up to the ISS on a Russian Spacecraft, and a typical satellite can cost $50-400 million to send up...




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...




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,...




useless machines ted talk

Some Call It Pointless. He Calls It Art.

Bryan Cera’s is proud to build useless machines. Cera is the man behind ARAI the procrastinating robot, a scream-controlled game of pong, and a cell-phone that requires the sacrifice of your hand. Cera gave this inspiring TEDx talk on his work at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee earlier this month. Share Brian’s Story: “I found it interesting that by making this robot more like a human...




final credit card app

This Startup Fixed The Credit Card | Startup Of The Month

Target, Home Depot, Staples. Every retailer appears to be susceptible to credit card breaches these days, which is why this month’s startup offers a particularly useful, insightful product. October’s Startup Of The Month is Final, short for ‘your final credit card’. Rather than assigning you a single static credit card number, Final gives a different credit card number to each place you buy something....