Awesome hardware we would love to get our hands on
Yes, why of course you absolutely 'need' this stuff!
By Mark Gibbs | Network World US | Published: 16:22, 31 May 12
If you like unusual gadgets and have some extra cash lying round, take a look at these snazzy items.
TubeSat: A DIY satellite
For a mere 35,000 or so you too can join the space race. The TubeSat Kit from Interorbital Systems includes everything you need to construct a satellite that can be received on the ground by a hand-held amateur radio receiver. The price also includes the cost of launch into self-decaying low earth orbit so the "bird" will last for several weeks before plummeting back into the atmosphere and burning up.