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|Written by Akiba|
|Monday, 18 February 2008|
Welcome to my site. My name is Chris, but go by Akiba on this blog. I am living in Tokyo with my wife and my dog. I’m a hopeless geek that makes frequent trips to Akihabara (a.k.a. Electric City) to check out the latest components and surplus at the plethora of stores there. Akiba is actually my wife's maiden name but also Japanese slang for Akihabara.
I'm fascinated by all things electronic, but mostly about the potential for wireless and wireless sensor networks to make huge changes in how everyday things are done. I'm also very interested in open source software, open source hardware, and the recent phenomenon of micro-manufacturing. I believe that these days, individuals are able to design, manufacture, and sell things that are very innovative, but large corporations would never even touch. This is because of the proliferation of things like open source hardware, software, cheap(er) tools, and vast amounts of technical information are right at everybody's fingertips. This site is dedicated to wireless sensor networks and the open source software, hardware, and information to build those networks. Enjoy :)
Also, here are some pics of my lab equipment that I keep in my room. It's quite possible that my tool addiction is getting a little out of control...
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