"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam" is Latin for "I shall either find a way or make one." We're about a third of the way through our Firefly Kickstarter project. The idea is simple: We want everyone to be able to do some science and exploration. Students Hackers Small startups Garage Inventors HAM Radio operators "Firefly"... Continue Reading →
I've talked a lot about the importance of people being able to explore space on their own. People are not content to sit back and let bureaucracies do the exploration for them any more. You've heard me pushing for more platforms in space where people could do their own experiments affordably, and by golly, someone... Continue Reading →
We're making the firefly boards because it seems like a lot of projects repeat the same ten steps. If you're going to launch a high altitude balloon with a camera on it (to take pictures of the curvature of the earth), build some remote sensing equipment, teach a class, or even launch a satellite you... Continue Reading →
I've spent the last few days reading the Omni Magazines from 1978 and 1979. All of them in fact. I'm struck by something: we're still talking about most of these same ideas as things for the future... In those magazines, there are spaceships in your garage. Critisisms of NASA's inability to attract a younger crowd. Ray... Continue Reading →
We've partnered with Kentucky Space to bring you a flexible DIY exploration platform. It's available for pre-order now! Firefly is a flexible-use fully assembled board that can serve as the basis for the brains, fuel, and voice for many different applications including: high-altitude balloons suborbital flights CubeSat class satellites small payloads for the International Space... Continue Reading →
In just a little while, when the Umpa Lumpas finish manufacturing the first batch, we're going to start offering CubeSat prototype kits for a fraction of what it costs today. Meet Firefly Firefly is a flexible-use printed circuit board that can serve as the basis for the brains, fuel and voice for many different applications... Continue Reading →
We received a package in the mail from Zac at KickSat.org... That's sprite awesomesauce right there. You can catch the details from Zac on the podcast we did. There is still time to back this project and fly one of these into space yourself.
If I have any regrets in 2011, it's not building a trip to this event into my travel budget. There is so much awesome here, it's unbelievable. It's completely sold out already! hackerSPACE Workshop Agenda Day One Welcome and Introduction – Kris Kimel 9:00 – 9:30am Why go to space? – Bob Twiggs 9:30 –... Continue Reading →