In July, littleBits introduced their new cloudBit module, which allows users to snap the internet to anything and create their own internet-connected devices/projects. The littleBits system of magnetically interlocking pieces that just snap together is already one of our favorites here at Make: magazine. You can see them at Maker Faires, usually with a small crowd gathering around, experimenting with different configurations of the tiny circuits. Now, with the cloudBit, you can add an internet connection to any of your projects. LittleBits shared some really fun examples of the kinds of things you can pull off, like a remote pet feeder or a doorbell that notifies your smartphone when someone is at your door.
Hmmm, might be an easy (and relatively cheap) way to play around with Tor and learn a bit more about this anonymizing service. -- Douglas Adafruit’s Onion Pi is a Tor proxy that makes your web traffic anonymous, allowing you to use the internet free of snoopers and any kind of surveillance. Follow Adafruit’s tutorial on setting up Onion Pi and you’re on your way to a peaceful anonymous browsing experience. Tor is an onion routing service – every internet packet goes through 3 layers of relays before going to your destination. This makes it much harder for the server you are accessing (or anyone snooping on your Internet use) to figure out who you are and where you are coming from. Read Onion Pi makes your web traffic anonymous via Open Electronics * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! An interesting link found among my daily reading