This week in technology and making
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- MIT uses drones to pollinate plants. To me, that’s pure greenwashing. We should take care to prevent the bees population from collapsing. This includes buying honey from local suppliers, to encourage them to increase their bee populations, as well as reducing the pesticide use, amongst other measures.
- Another pollinating drone project.
- Swedish Supermarkets Trial-Testing Laser-Etched Produce Instead of Stickers. Less wasted paper, less glue…
- Radioactive photo lenses. Can they be used to test Geiger counters?
- Les Machines de l’île in Nantes: a steampunk fun park.
- W-32 model motor. Over 2500 hours to build it!
- Ghostery is acquired by Cliqz
- A shortage of IPv4 addresses.
- The internet of things can be hacked
- The use of GPL licenses is dropping dramatically
- LoRa weather station. This particular model uses SX1272 LoRa modules.
- Another DIY LoRa weather station (text in French language).
- ESP-32 based water presence alarm. Best to keep one in the basement.
- BLE MIDI controller.
- Arduino-based interactive crossword.