High Altitude Balloon Project

High Altitude Balloon Project

The Outside Open team launched a high altitude balloon this past weekend and we were able to get our best photograph from near space yet!  The photo, taken at approx 89,000 ft (airplanes fly at just 30,000 ft) is so high that it is above the blue and you can peer into...
Install Homebrew on your Mac!

Install Homebrew on your Mac!

There are two fantastic tools to install on you new Mac: After you install iTerm2,  it’s time to install Homebrew! Homebrew is a package manager  – think apt-get for OS X.  It is trivial to install and instantly gives you access to thousands of open source...
Install this on your Mac: iTerm2

Install this on your Mac: iTerm2

There are some fantastic tools that your Mac needs to greatly boost it’s usability and power.Two big hitting “after market”  applications are iTerm2 and Homebrew – we’ll cover iTerm2 in this post and you can read about Homebrew for Mac...
Electron Microscope Setup!

Electron Microscope Setup!

After countless hours of reading manuals, schematics and myst documentation,  Mike Bales and the Santa Barbara Hackerspace crew were able to successfully assemble and power up the behemoth Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) that was donated to the Space by Santa...
Tracksoar live test #2 [U]

Tracksoar live test #2 [U]

We headed out to south San Joaquin Valley on Saturday to complete test flight #2 for Mike’s Tracksoar board – a tiny APRS radio transmitter with Arduino controller, GPS and sensors all crammed onto a tiny two layer wafer.  In addition to being Open Source,...