What’s a Fab Lab?

A Fab Lab is a community space for people to gather and fabricate their dreams and ideas. A formal definition of a Fab Lab can be seen at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. The Fab Foundation’s website has a map of many Fab Labs around the world and information about the Fab Lab charter and how to start a Fab Lab. Fab Lab San Diego is my little corner for inspiration and outreach. We’re located in the heartRead more

Weekend Wisdom: Distributed Network Data by Alasdair Allan and Kipp Bradford (O’Reilly Media)

When I pick up a cookbook to try a new recipe, I want to know that the recipe has been tested and works. If the recipe doesn’t work out, the cookbook gets tossed on a bottom shelf to gather dust. I hold my technical books to a similar standard. If you want to create a network of multi-sensor Arduino modules that share information, this book delivers. The authors’ extensive “hands on” experience produces a practical recipe for success. Beginners throughRead more