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IAAC’s CAN-Based Interactive Architectures

Barcelona-based IAAC school is hosting a summer school (in Barcelona and Mumbay). The theme of this year’s course is creating an urban tool of a networked city based on a new informational layer. What happens if we think Urbanism and Energy through a new informational layer added in our cities?

FireFly 1.006 Announced, With Built-In Arduino Code Generator

We have previously talked about FireFly, a set of software tools dedicated to bridging the gap between Grasshopper (a free plug-in for Rhino), the Arduino micro-controller, the internet and beyond. Now it comes with its 1.006 new features like the Arduino Code Generator, Upload to I/O Board, UDP and OSC Listeners and Transmitters, XML Search, and State Detection. […]

Screen Your Genome Under $512, Open Sourcing Biology With OpenPCR

Most of people working in the field of biological or scientific research should greet the open hardware applications we are  witnessing in this age of Garage Science. From the Phduino to the DIY Oscilloscopes, through  STM (Scanning-Tunneling Electron Microscope), Arduino is getting used to prototype tools that used to be more expensive and possibly unavailable […]

Google Launches Android Open Accessory Development Kit Based On Arduino

As seen in the streaming of Google IO 2011, physical computing and interactive enviroments are one of the main topics opening the conference. The Android Open Accessory Kit is going to allow Android related devices receive data from different sensors (just via USB, for now). The Android Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK) provides an implementation […]