Category Archives: News

Pi Zero

Today we received our first Pi Zero, Priced at just $5, we were lucky to get one the 100 orders available from Adafruit at 2am on Thanksgiving morning. Now just to figure out what project we are going to utilize this in Pi Zero features: A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1) 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM A micro-SD card slot A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output Micro-USB sockets for data and power An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header Read More +

Skyhook Bitcoin ATM

NESIT has acquired Project Skyhook, The Open-Source Bitcoin ATM. By Open-Source we mean free as-in freedom and by Bitcoin ATM we mean Cash in, BTC out. The goal for NESIT is not to make money from the ATM unit. The concept is more community driven, the idea being that if Bitcoin ATMs are widely available for people to use, Bitcoin adoption will proliferate. NESIT hopes to help be a pioneer in the local area to educate people on this fairly new concept. Aside from this Read More +

How to search twitter based on geo location, geocode, or GPS

Here’s a quick four step process to search twitter based on geolocation. Goto http://mygeoposition.com/ enter an address and click calculate geodata. Copy the latitude (x,y) This will be a number such as 38.7687740,-77.1570900 Open twitter and in the search field enter: “geocode:38.7687740,-77.1570900,1km” without quotes. changing 1km for the radius you’d like to search. All of your results will correspond to the coordinates your search is based on.

2014 Elections

Thursday 5/1/2014 @ 7:30pm we will be having our yearly board meeting and having elections for our new board member positions. It’s open to the public , so if you would like a good feel for how NESIT works, and like boring jibberjabber then come on down and hang out.

Fix for a Bleeding Heart (On Debian 7)

CVE-2014-0160 or as it’s popularly known (as of today) Bleeding Heart is a problem with versions of SSL between 1.0.1 up to 1.0.1f that revolves around the improper handling of Heartbeat Extension packets.  Long story short: someone could get their hands on your secure keys if it’s left exploitable.  Long story available at NIST.gov and OpenSSL.org. So what to do!  If you’re on Debian update your repositories (generally “sudo apt-get update”) then update openssl with “apt-get install openssl”.  After that you may want to run Read More +

To Catch a Thief

Due to my car getting broken into 2 times in the past few weeks, I decided to use the opportunity to make a project out of it. One of our members had bought a Seeed Studio GPRS Arduino shield last year for a project but it was sitting around collecting dust so I asked him if i could borrow it. The device uses an unlocked SIM card to send out sms text messages. (Can also be used for voice and data too). I worked with Read More +