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Saving the World…

…One Arduino at a Time!

Every scientist or engineer begins life as a hacker. In order to discover something new, one must often BUILD something new. Fortunately for the ”non-scientists” among us, that paradigm puts us on even ground!

For instance, temperature was once only a relative term: “Eh… it's hotter than yesterday, isn't it?” Finally someone with a workshop, some raw material, a bit of time on his hands, and a great bit of creativity invented the thermometer. Suddenly humanity had the ability to quantify “hot” and “cold” in a universal manner that could be understood across continents. Even more fantastic was the ability to record and compare these facts, year after year. Eventually, with a large enough ...

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