Alexandra sez, "I'm writing to tell you about Modkit, a new interface for microcontrollers like Arduino. Modkit uses a graphical programming language based on the kids' programming language, Scratch. To write an Arduino program, you simply snap little blocks of code together. Basically, I think Modkit will make microcontrollers accessible to a much wider audience (younger, less tech-savvy, etc.). Modkit also has a lot of other cool features, like automatic hardware detection, both an in-browser and desktop version, and lots of supported hardware. They're running a Kickstarter campaign right now, so I thought I would pass along their website!"
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.