Monday Dec 01, 2008

New Breakout Board


Ok, so this is cool! It actually came from someone in Sun Labs, but not from the Sun SPOTs project. This is just one of those things that 'happens' when folks start playing with Sun SPOTs. 


What is it? It's a breakout board that makes access to all the various pins and inputs on the Sun SPOT eDemo Sensor Board really easy to access for prototyping. And the really cool part about this is that you can buy this board today, either as a pre-stuffed, complete and ready to use board, or as a 'kit' that includes the PCB and all the components so that you can practice your soldering skills. Once you're done, you can use a ribbon cable to connect to the Sun SPOT Header and have easy access to all the pins without having to solder to your Sun SPOT and (potentially) damage your Sun SPOT Board.


 And it's (relatively) cheap, too! Check out CircuitMonkey.com for the full scoop, but the fully populated, ready-to-use board is about $33.00 (US).


Cool stuff!


[ "Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"                -- Time Bandits ] 

Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

SPOT In Nature Article

So this is a really cool article on Sun SPOTs, our good friends over at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, and their project in the Cocobolo Nature Preserve down in Panama. (How's that for a sentence chock-a-block full of links to just about everywhere on the inter-tubes?)


I highly recommend reading it, even if they did get the job titles of Roger Meike and Arshan Poursohi mixed up (unless there was some organizational shake-up of which I am unaware).


But the big news -- or at least the answer to the biq question is -- that you can go here to actually get involved and be a part of the project. You may not get a trip to Panama out of the deal, but you can contribute to the project, and do your not-so-small part to fight Global Climate Change. There's a lot of additional information over here as well. Come on, get involved!




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