AirTap

Much has been said about unsafe drinking water but hardly any one talks about indoor smoke. According to the World Health Organization, respiratory diseases attributed to inhaling smoke from the use of solid fuels (wood, animal dung, crop waste and coal) for cooking and heating kills an estimated 1.6 million people annually in developing counties. […]

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SoilSMS 2.0

Rice and corn yield potential has been slowly decreasing in the Philippines and other neighbouring countries in the past couple of years due to climate change.     According to the study made by the USDA, decrease in yield is largely due to the El Nino phenomenon, that because the sudden increase in temperature caused by El Nino […]

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PlantSMS One

Objective: Create a quick prototype of a plant moisture alert system wherein the system with send an SMS to remind the user to water his or her plant. Components: Arduino Uno Arduino GSM Shield with Integrated Antenova Antenna  Any Arduino-compatible Soil Moisture Sensor Male to Female Jumpers 12V DC Power Supply Process: 1. Read sensor values […]

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Jeff 1.0

We are living in a hyper-global society where diaspora is increasingly becoming commonplace. In the Philippines, for example, 10% of its population, over 10 million people, are living and working abroad. As the numbers continue to grow every year, we slowly see a generation of children growing up without their mothers and a generation of […]

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An Update on “Jeff”

Here’s a quick video update on our progress with “Jeff.” So far, we’ve managed to make sending and receiving messaging to work. The only problem we’ve encountered so far is that ‘sending’ will only work if the serial monitor is on (‘receiving’ works well). We need to somehow figure out how to make everything to […]

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Interaction is Human Nature

Meet my nephew, Stuart. He’s about two and a half years old in the photo (now almost 4). Every Sunday, I’d take Stuart to the McDonald’s PlayPlace near our grandma’s house and he would always jump with joy every time he’d see the ‘ball pit.’ Often times, he would be alone in the pit. He would be […]

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