The popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter has become a hotbed for tech innovation, and a new project is currently searching for funding to allow backers to conduct experiments in space! The ArduSat project is looking to launch a low cost cube satellite (CubeSat) into space, and will allow project funders to build experiments that will run on the Arduino platform. You can become a space scientist by backing the project for $500. You can check out their Kickstarter page here.
I think this is pretty cool, and it highlights to me just how popular the Arduino platform has become. If you're not familiar with Arduino, you can check out my overview of it here. I really think that prototyping technologies like Arduino will be one of the front lines of home-brew tech innovation, it will definitely find its way into the market in many forms.
What are your thoughts on projects like Arduino -- would you like to see me cover more aspects of this technology?
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