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(UAVs) capable of performing a
mission without a pilot in control.
Leah Buechley, an
associate professor at
the MIT Media Lab,
developed a variety of the
Arduino called the Lilypad
(shown in Figure 3) that
can be used with fabrics.
One clever application
was to put it on the back
of a jacket to provide turn
signals for bikers.
Arduinos in Space
Why not? Take a look at Figure 4.
Arduinos can be incorporated into
near space mssions.
Tweet Your Plant
Botanicalls is an Arduino clone
(shown in Figure 5) that lets a plant
send you a Twitter message when it
Radiation Detectors on the Internet
While getting a twitter message
from your philodendron telling you it’s
thirsty is pretty cool, how about having
a bunch of concerned citizens who
aren’t confident that the
government is telling them the truth
about radiation exposure getting
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■ FIGURE 7: Internet radiation reports.
■ FIGURE 3: Turn signaljacket
■ FIGURE 4: ArduSat.
■ FIGURE 5: Botanicalls.
■ FIGURE 6: Internet connected