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Ballistic Descent Mode: What It Was Like to Fall to Earth When Soyuz Launch Failed

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-21 07:00, modified on 2018-10-17 16:28

via Science Alert

Last week, NASA astronaut Air Force Colonel Nick Hague faced death as he and his commander, Alexei Ovchinin, plummeted to Earth following an aborted Soyuz launch.

Outside, the world held its breath as the spacecraft returned in what NASA called a “ballistic descent mode“. Inside the tiny capsule, according to Hague, things got pretty rough.

“We knew that if we wanted to be successful, we needed to stay calm and we needed to execute the procedures in front of us as smoothly and efficiently as we could,” Hague told The Associated Press.

It’s the kind of event pilots prepare for while hoping they never need to put it into practice.

Minutes after launch, following the jettisoning of side boosters, a second stage booster on Ovchinin and Hague’s Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft system failed, leaving them no option but to abort the mission barely halfway to the edge of space.

See more!


Fold’NFly is a Paper Airplane Database

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-21 06:00, modified on 2018-10-18 18:28


Fold N Fly ✈

z00m! So happy Fold’NFly has found friends in my bookmarks folder =)

Check out all the designs here!


Doctor Who’s Companions Are Tricky But Vital Parts of the Show #SciFiSunday

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-21 05:00, modified on 2018-10-19 16:29

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Interesting take on the Doctor Who companion from Gizmodo.

Back in 2015, a single image convinced me I would never watch Doctor Who. An older man running away from a giant explosion, pulling along a much-younger woman gazing at him in pure adulation. It exemplified everything that frustrated me about gender representation in film and TV. I’ve since learned the ways of the Whovian—and while I still have concerns, which I’m hoping the new season addresses, I’ve come to see the strength in the modern Doctor Who companion.

Doctor Who has returned for season 11 with a bang. Not only do we have the first female Doctor, played by the effervescent Jodie Whittaker, but she also comes with a posse of companions. It’s true that each previous Doctor has had a circle of friends and allies, but typically, the main team for modern Doctor Who has been the Doctor and one main companion. To be clear, I’ve not watched classic Who, so my impressions come from the 2005 relaunch forward.

Read more.


6 Books About Women With Superpowers #SciFiSunday

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Great list from Electric Literature.

The disconnect between the astonishing nature of female power and our reluctance to assert ourselves in the world makes stories about women with superpowers particularly compelling. They provide us with a template for thinking about female power in general. What does it look like? Is it different from male power? Should it be different? These are pressing questions in a country that has never elected a woman for president.

Read more.


New Products 10/17/18 Featuring Adafruit BMP388 #Barometric Pressure + Altimeter @adafruit #adafruit

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-21 00:00, modified on 2018-10-20 03:01

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Browse through all that’s new here!


NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK


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Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT + RTC for Raspberry Pi – Mini Kit: You can now create a dazzling display with your Raspberry Pi Model Zero/A+/B+/Pi 2 or Pi 3 with the Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT. This HAT plugs into your Pi and makes it super easy to control RGB matrices such as those we stock in the shop and create a colorful scrolling display or mini LED wall with ease.

This HAT is our finest to date, full of some really great circuitry. See more!


3921 02Round Black Zipper Case: How many pockets does an OTG (On The Go) maker need to carry their boards, wires, miscellanea when away from their desk? The world may never know.

We get serious satisfaction when things fit into other things, so we fell in love with this zipper case as it is the exact perfect size for a Circuit Playground Express!

There’s even a little inside pocket that you can use to stash accessories like USB cables, alligator clips, jumper wires, extra batteries, etc! Perfect handheld size and heft and pops easily into your bag, purse, or pocket. See more!


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Molex Pico Blade 2-pin Cable – 200mm: When 0.1″ is too big, and JST PH’s too chunky, the ultra-slim “PicoBlade” is a reliable alternative. These are only 1.25mm pitch, but have a nice clicky connection.

This cable is nice and long, 200mm in fact. It’s got both small form factor (won’t take up a lot of real estate on your PCB) and friction lock to make easy-breezy connections to your HalloWing or anything else with a 1.25mm PicoBlade connection. See more!


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Flanged Weatherproof Enclosure With PG-7 Cable Glands: Whether you’re raiding tombs or traversing nuclear fallout wastelands, this is the most heavy-duty enclosure for your project! Weatherproof? Check. Tough polycarbonate cover? Check. Built-in gasket seal? Oh yeah, check.

Store your project safe and sound in this Flanged Weatherproof Enclosure. We especially like the machinable ABS plastic body, four mounting holes, and the easy-open screws that can be taken apart as many times as you wish without worrying about cracking or stripping. See more!


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2 x AA Battery Holder with Knife Switch: We’ve got battery holders for all sorts of needs and projects! Waterproof? Here ya go. With a clicky on/off switch? Easy peasy. Here’s our latest addition in classy Adafruit black: 2 x AA Battery Holder with Knife Switch. What’s so special about ’em? Well with the knife switch you can easily control the flow of electricity to your project. See more!


3959 06Analog Potentiometer Volume Adjustable TRRS Headset: Most modern headphone sets are purely digital – with three volume control buttons in-line with the cable. These headphones are interesting in that they have an analog volume control potentiometer. Perfect for use with electronic projects that don’t have a volume control, or for phones that don’t know how to use the digital buttons. There is one button on the headset, often used for ‘pause’ or ‘mute’ – when pressed it grounds the microphone pin.

These earbud headphones are the perfect accessory for your FONA – they’ve been tested to work with our modules – but can be used with any iOS or Android device that uses a TRRS pinout. See more!


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Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark – Illustrated by Katy Wu: “If you’ve got a good idea, and you know it’s going to work, go ahead and do it.” – Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper dedicated her life to solving computer problems. With her passion for problem-solving and insatiable curiosity, “Amazing Grace” revolutionized computer programming.

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code is an inspiring, upbeat picture-book biography of one of STEM’s unsung heroes. Did you know Grace originated the term “computer bug”? This beautifully illustrated book follows Grace’s clock-tinkering in childhood to Vassar collegiate life to her long career in the US Navy (she retired as an admiral! At almost 80 years old!).

This is an excellent read for any young person (or grownup!) and highlights unconventional thinking and not being afraid of change. See more!


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Pimoroni Inky pHAT – eInk Display – Black/White: Here at Adafruit we never tire of cool, new displays, so these super sweet e-paper displays really caught our eye! Pimoroni’s Inky pHat is a petite 212×104 pixel two-color display that looks fantastic and is easy to read even in bright daylight. Broadcast your tweets, the weather, or even graphing data. eInk is great for displays that don’t change often, due to the 3-second display-change-cycle. But the contrast and readability cannot be beat. Best of all, if you shut down the Pi, the display stays on, which is pretty magical the first time you see it.

No soldering required! The display is already assembled and connected via a ribbon cable. Just plop Inky pHAT on your Pi of choice and run the installer, and soon you’ll have the cutest little electronic paper display. See more!


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16mm Height Metal Caster Bearing Wheel: Get your ‘bot rolling with this durable and smooth steel ball caster. We like the size (not too big, not too small) and surprisingly fluid motion of this caster. It’s also really easy to attach, with two screw mounts that will allow you to attach it to any chassis material. Note that it doesn’t come with any mounting hardware, use 4-40 or M3 screws to attach to whatever you like. See more!


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20mm Height Metal Caster Bearing Wheel: Get your ‘bot rolling with this durable and smooth steel ball caster. We like the size (not too big, not too small) and surprisingly fluid motion of this caster. It’s also really easy to attach, with two screw mounts that will allow you to attach it to any chassis material. Note that it doesn’t come with any mounting hardware, use 4-40 or M3 screws to attach to whatever you like. See more!


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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery Ideal For Feathers – 3.7V 400mAh: Lithium ion polymer (also known as ‘lipo’ or ‘lipoly’) batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery has a capacity of 400mAh for a total of about 1.9 Wh. If you need a larger (or smaller!) battery, we have a full range of LiPoly batteries.

The batteries come pre-attached with a genuine 2-pin 25mm JST-PH connector as shown and include the necessary protection circuitry. Because they have a genuine JST connector, not a knock-off, the cable won’t snag or get stuck in a matching JST jack, they click in and out smoothly.

The size of this battery was customized so that it tucks perfectly between the headers on a Feather, and you can even sandwich it between a Feather and FeatherWing. See more!


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AdaBox009 – HalloWing: Are you the kind of person who doesn’t like taking down the skeletons and spiders until after January? Well, we’ve got the ADABOX for you. This is electronics at its most spooky! ADABOX 009 is Halloween themed, for all of us who love scares, costumes, and (of course!) candy. OK, so we didn’t fill this ADABOX with candy corn, but we did curate a collection of inspiring electronics to make your Halloween more electric. You might have so much fun, you’ll celebrate it year round!

Please note! This is NOT the subscription version of AdaBox! This version does not include free shipping. See more!


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The Incredible Bessie Blount

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 10:00, modified on 2018-10-18 16:30

via Smithsonian

In 1952, Bessie Blount boarded a plane from New York to France to give away her life’s work. The 38-year-old inventor planned to hand over to the French military, free of charge, an extraordinary technology that would change lives for disabled veterans of the Second World War: an automatic feeding device. To use it, a person only needed to bite down on a switch, which would deliver a mouthful of food through a spoon-shaped tube.

When asked nearly 60 years later why she had simply given away such a valuable invention, she made it clear that her aim wasn’t money or notoriety—it was making a point about the abilities and contributions of black women. “Forget me,” she said. “It’s what we have contributed to humanity—that as a black female we can do more than nurse their babies and clean their toilets.”

Forget her, however, we cannot. For the second half of her answer has far eclipsed the first: the innovations Blount pioneered on behalf of humanity have marked her indelibly in the historical record. In her long life—she lived to be 95 years old—Blount was a lot of things: nurse, physical therapist, even forensic handwriting expert. But more than anything else, she was an inventor. She dreamed up assistive technologies for people with disabilities, and she constantly reinvented herself, teaching herself how to build new doors when others were closed to her.

Read more about this amazing woman and her extraordinary work.


The Science of The Mantis Shrimp’s Hammer Power

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 09:00, modified on 2018-10-19 15:13

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As if the mantis shrimp didn’t look sci-fi enough the critter also has the ability to release a devastating punch. Scientists are looking at the mechanisms and potential robotic application.

Via Wired:

The mantis shrimp uses muscles to cock back two hammer-like appendages under its face, storing energy in a saddle-like divot in the limbs. When it releases the latch, the hammers accelerate so quickly, and strike your shell with such brutality, that they produce cavitation bubbles in the water, which collapse and release a secondary shockwave that knocks you out cold.

What Miserez and his colleagues found was equal parts strange and evolutionarily brilliant. The saddle is made up of distinct top and bottom layers: On top is a bioceramic, not unlike what you’d find in a coffee mug, while on the bottom is a stretchy material called a biopolymer.

When the mantis shrimp loads energy into that saddle, the structure sort of folds in on itself, compressing the top layer of ceramic and exploiting its material properties. As it does so, the bottom layer of biopolymer stretches, exploiting that material’s particular asset. “Polymers are strong in tension, like silk for instance, but not in compression,” says Miserez. So each material is uniquely suited, given its position on the saddle, to provide strength so the hammer doesn’t snap.

Read more!


Susan Wood Reflects on Cultural History and Photography #celebratephotography

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From Feature Shoot:

Working for Look, Life, People, and New York during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, Wood’s photographs became an part of the cultural dialogue. As a woman photographing women, her portraits reveal the soul and spirit of her subjects with sensitivity and understanding. Here Wood looks back at her years on the beat, reflecting on life for women during the decades when everything changed…

This monumental transformation in the culture offered up some incredible figures to photograph. Could you describe how the spirit of the times informed this era of self-actualization on both sides of the camera?

“The examined life is more interesting. The clothes we chose, the clothes we were offered, were more liberating, freer and easier to wear, and youthful. Film and cameras were able to capture action. There was synergy among active people and it all worked together producing, certainly with me and my cameras and fast film and split second strobe light, a way to capture both action and beauty. I liked getting real skin tone and color. My strobes and reflectors helped.”

It’s incredible how many women you have photographed at different points in their careers. Looking back on the women you selected for this book, what are some qualities of their character that they share that made them fantastic subjects?

“They shared character, self confidence, intelligence, low vanity but high sense of self, openness, and trust that I was looking for their best selves, their real inner spirit, and they went along working with me to capture that on film.”

Read more and see more of Susan Wood’s work


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We #celebratephotography here at Adafruit every Saturday. From photographers of all levels to projects you have made or those that inspire you to make, we’re on it! Got a tip? Well, send it in!

If you’re interested in making your own project and need some gear, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our Raspberry Pi accessories and our DIY cameras.


#3DPrinted Sony Camera & GoPro Fusion 360 Dual Mount #celebratephotography

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 07:00, modified on 2018-10-18 18:28

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From lsummers on Thingiverse:

We’ve spent the last 3 years building our own VR content company (http://www.redironlabs.com). During this time, we’ve created many of our own parts for various things. I figured it was time to start sharing those here for everyone 🙂

OK – this is a fun one. We have to do a fair amount of 4k 360 videos over the next while but I like to have a nice 1080p standard video with them. To cut down on the number of tripods we need to carry, this lets us mount a small (sony handycam in this case) camera on the bottom, and a gopro device (gopro 360 fusion in this case) on the same tripod!

Read more


Photofooter

We #celebratephotography here at Adafruit every Saturday. From photographers of all levels to projects you have made or those that inspire you to make, we’re on it! Got a tip? Well, send it in!

If you’re interested in making your own project and need some gear, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our Raspberry Pi accessories and our DIY cameras.


The History of the Sydney Opera House

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 06:00, modified on 2018-10-15 19:47

On October 20, 1973, the Sydney Opera House celebrated it’s official opening!

via Sydney Opera House

“It stands by itself as one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind.” Expert evaluation report to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, 2007.

Fusing ancient and modernist influences, and built on a site sacred to the local Gadigal people for thousands of years, the sculptural elegance of the Sydney Opera House has made it one of the most recognisable buildings of the twentieth century, synonymous with inspiration and imagination.

As Pritzker Prize judge Frank Gehry said when awarding architecture’s highest award to the Opera House’s architect in 2003: “[Jørn] Utzon made a building well ahead of its time, far ahead of available technology… a building that changed the image of an entire country.”

Built to “help mould a better and more enlightened community,” in the words of New South Wales Premier Joseph Cahill in 1954, the Sydney Opera House has been home to many of the world’s greatest artists and performances, and a meeting place for matters of local and international significance since opening in 1973.

Read more about the history, architect, and design of one of the most recognizable places on Earth.


World’s fastest camera shoots 10 trillion frames a second #CelebratePhotography

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 06:00, modified on 2018-10-12 19:28

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Via New Atlas

Slow-motion video has always been fun to watch, with the best rigs usually shooting on the scale of thousands of frames per second. But now the world’s fastest camera, developed by researchers at Caltech and INRS, blows them out of the water, capturing the world at a mind-boggling 10 trillion frames per second – fast enough to probe the nanoscale interactions between light and matter.

Last year, the record belonged to a Swedish team with a five-trillion-fps camera, which was itself an improvement of an earlier 4.4-trillion fps system. The new camera casually doubles the previous record-holder, which could make it easier to peer at the nanoscale world with greater “temporal” resolution.

For the new imaging technique, the team started with compressed ultrafast photography (CUP), a method that it is capable of 100 billion fps. That’s nothing to scoff at by itself, but it’s still not fast enough to really capture what’s going on with ultrafast laser pulses, which occur on the scale of femtoseconds. A femtosecond, for reference, is one quadrillionth of a second.

So the team built on that technology by combining a femtosecond streak camera and a static camera, and running it through a data acquisition technique known as Radon transformation. This advanced system was dubbed T-CUP.

See more!


New York Tech Zine Fair Coming to NYC on December 1st

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 06:00, modified on 2018-10-18 20:56

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New York Tech Zine Fair is coming to NYC on December 1st!

Over two days, the first ever New York Tech Zine Fair (NYTZF) will provide a platform for 20+ exhibitors and DIY publishers to sell and circulate their work in a supportive community. Join us as we showcase the ways in which visual artists, writers, engineers, technologists, illustrators, and designers are using the space of zines and similar DIY creations to examine what we consider to be “technology” and offer a fresh perspective on digital culture.

The NYTZF will feature a calendar of workshops, educational programming and social events. Sign up for our mailing list to stay informed!

Learn more! and Techzine says “We’re currently looking for volunteers to help during the fair. Get in touch here.


Alien Dragons, Fighting Ghosts, Space Dinosaurs: The Forgotten Weirdness of ‘The Herculoids’ #SaturdayMorningCartoons

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 04:30, modified on 2018-10-17 17:24

A prototypical Saturday Morning Cartoon from the 1960’s, The Herculoids featured a space dragon with laser eyes, a 10-legged dinosaur that shot hot rocks out of its horn, a creepy ape thing, and two transforming protoplasmic ghost blobs called Gloop and Gleep. Glorious, strange, and featured later on Space Ghost, this is one for the ages.

This is the intro:

Here’s the a short doc from Cartoon Lagoon:

Learn more!


Each Saturday Morning here at Adafruit is Saturday Morning Cartoons! Be sure to check our cartoon and animated posts both nostalgic and new that inspire makers of all ages! You’ll find how-tos for young makers, approaches to learning about science and engineering, and all sorts of comic strip and animated Saturday Morning fun! Be sure to check out our Adafruit products featuring comic book art while you’re at it!


Precision Screwdriver Handle for 1/4in Hex Double Ended Bits #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Shared by sneaks on Thingiverse:

This updated version is designed to accommodate double ended bits such as MegaPro Double Ended Bits.

SOURCE: Please see the Source page for a standard 1/4″ Hex Bit Screwdriver, information on assembly, and where to purchase the optional magnets.

Download the files and learn more


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!


Adafruit HalloWing M0 Express Board | Maker Minute @digikey @makerio

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Adafruit HalloWing M0 Express Board | Maker Minute (video) –

Adafruit’s HalloWing—a play on Halloween—M0 Express board is a skull-shaped ATSAMD21 board with a ton of extras built-in to make for an attractive wearable, badge, development kit, or the engine for your next costume or prop. On the board’s front side is a 1.44-inch sized 128 by 128 full-color TFT display. The four fang teeth, below the display, are the analog and capacitive touch inputs with large alligator-clip holes. This board comes with Adafruit’s default example code that has a spooky eye demo running in glorious color. In technical terms, this board is a tricked-out Feather M0 Express with rearranged pins. Also, it has both Arduino and CircuitPython build support so you can pick your favorite development language.

On Digi-Key & @ Adafruit.


MakeCode Minute: Bootloading for MakeCode @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit @MSMakeCode

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In this week’s MakeCode Minute, John Park shows you how to put a Circuit Playground Express that is running an Arduino sketch into bootloader mode, so it will run a MakeCode program instead!

To learn more about MakeCode, check out this guide.


BACK IN STOCK – The Things Gateway – 915Mhz Version

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BACK IN STOCK – The Things Gateway – 915Mhz Version


The Things Gateway is open! Come forth all ye who wish for a community-led, open-source Internet of Things smart city network. This Internet gateway router is designed by The Things Network, so you know it will work perfectly with TTN. Make a free account, plug it in, follow the easy step-by-step installation instructions and you’ve got yourself a LoRaWAN to Internet gateway in under 5 minutes. No setup or usage fees!

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A huge boon to the global IoT community, the Gateway can feasibly connect any kind of digital sensor to a homegrown app. Teams in several cities have begun work to launch their own local networks and platforms, ranging from temperature sensors for food storage or alerts when trash cans need emptying. The possibilities are endless, and now you can even join in and help add coverage in your neighborhood. (Of course, you can set it up for non-public usage but it’s more fun when you share!)

This stingray lookin’ base station is your LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide-area Network) router to connect your devices to the Internet of Things. Activate your gateway in just 5 minutes to create your own local network. This version operates at 915MHz for use in the US.

  • Connects easily to your WiFi or Ethernet connection
  • Wireless network coverage of up to 10 km (6 miles) with line-of-sight and good antennas
  • SX1301 demodulator can scan 8 channels simultaneously
  • Open-source hardware and software
  • Devices can freely communicate over all connected gateways
  • XBee slot for future connectivity protocols or home-grown add-ons
  • Security through the TLS/SSL connection and embedded in the LoRaWAN protocol
  • Can serve up thousands of nodes, depending on traffic duty cycle

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In stock and shipping now!


NEW GUIDE: John Park’s Tiny Museum Tour Device @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 20:45

Check out this new guide, the Tiny Museum Tour Device! No need to walk around a huge gallery, when you can have a guided tour of masterpiece artworks right on your desk! Use a HalloWing with its built-in TFT screen, and a small speaker to display artwork, and play audio descriptions. Coded in CircuitPython, you can use the capacitive touch pads to advance to the next image. You’ll build a beautiful canvas and wood frame to display your Tiny Museum Tour Device!


NEW PRODUCT – Lithium Ion Polymer Battery Ideal For Feathers – 3.7V 400mAh

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NEW PRODUCT – Lithium Ion Polymer Battery Ideal For Feathers – 3.7V 400mAh


Lithium ion polymer (also known as ‘lipo’ or ‘lipoly’) batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery has a capacity of 400mAh for a total of about 1.9 Wh. If you need a larger (or smaller!) battery, we have a full range of LiPoly batteries.

The batteries come pre-attached with a genuine 2-pin 25mm JST-PH connector as shown and include the necessary protection circuitry. Because they have a genuine JST connector, not a knock-off, the cable won’t snag or get stuck in a matching JST jack, they click in and out smoothly.

The size of this battery was customized so that it tucks perfectly between the headers on a Feather, and you can even sandwich it between a Feather and FeatherWing. As seen above, it’s a perfect fit for a Feather Huzzah ESP8266 and an Adafruit FeatherWing OLED! Just remember to use the normal-height female headers or stacking headers, not the shorty ones.

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The included protection circuitry keeps the battery voltage from going too high (over-charging) or low (over-use) which means that the battery will cut-out when completely dead at 3.0V. It will also protect against output shorts. However, even with this protection it is very important that you only use a LiIon/LiPoly constant-voltage/constant-current charger to recharge them and at a rate of 400mA or lessWe suggest our Micro Lipo charger, which has a 100mA default rate. You can also set the Micro Lipo to 400mA rate for a faster charge. All of our Feathers charge at a safe rate.

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Like most lipos, the batteries we sell do not have thermistors built in. This is why we suggest charging at 1 C or even less – 100 to 400mA is a good rate, and available from any USB port if using a USB-powered charger

Additional safety notes: Do not use a NiMH/NiCad/lead-acid charger! Also, do not abuse these batteries, do not short, bend, crush or puncture. Never charge or use unattended. Always inspect batteries and surrounding circuitry constantly for any damage, loose wiring, or possibility of short circuits. Polarity matches all Adafruit LiPoly/LiIon chargers and boards, other brands may have reverse polarity and can destroy your battery. As with all Lithium ion polymer batteries and with any power source – they should be used by experts who are comfortable working with power supplies.

In stock and shipping now!


Subscribe to the Adafruit Youtube channel! #Youtube #AdafruitLearnSystem

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Are you subscribed to the Adafruit Youtube channel? If you’re not already subscribed, click here! http://adafru.it/subscribe . It’s a free and easy way to keep up with our newest episodes. Here’s some of what we’re up to.

Electronics show and tell with G+ On-Air hangouts every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET. Want to show a project on an upcoming show and tell? Leave a comment on the show and tell announcement on Adafruit’s G+ page: http://google.com/+adafruit

Every Wednesday night at 8pm ET join us for our weekly live video & chatroom! Visit http://adafruit.com/ask for more info. You can ask anything about electronics, kits at Adafruit or just stop in to meet other makers who are building cool things! At the end of the chat we give away a kit from Adafruit to the winner of our trivia question!

Hang out with Noe & Pedro Ruiz every week and discover 3D printing! Get your 3D news, projects, design tutorials, shop talk and more each week..

New Products – Updated Fridays

Each week Ladyada shows the newest great electronics at Adafruit!

Join Ladyada streaming live for circuit board layout design, code writing, surface mount soldering and more fresh engineering and even some gaming! If Ladyada’s working on it, you’ll find it here first.

where Collin Cunningham covers a seemingly random variety of topics from the world of electronics, science, music, etc, etc …

  • John Park’s Workshop
  • Project builds, hacks, and mods from John Park’s Workshop!


    UPDATED GUIDE: HalloWing Spooky Eyes…synchronized! #ElectronicHalloween

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 18:30

    UPDATED GUIDE: HalloWing Spooky Eyes

    What’s better than a blinking, light-reactive HalloWing eyeball? How about TWO HalloWing eyeballs working in sync?
    With some changes to the eyeball code and just a few wires, we’ve got two boards working together…so you’re no longer limited to pirates and cyclopes*.

    * Three syllables — “sahy-kloh-peez.” Plural of Cyclops. I had to look that one up.

    Read More…


    ScaryPi Halloween #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 18:00, modified on 2018-10-17 20:36

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    tomasC62 shared this interactive halloween display on Instructables:

    Every year around Halloween we do a lot of decorations outside the house, pumpkins with lights, spiders, skeletons etc.

    After that we are waiting for the childrens to knock on the door and ask for trick or treat.

    This instruct is about building a device to expand the scary experience for them when knocking on the door.

    I call the project ScaryPi.

    If you want to use it for other happenings you can easily modify it to suit for example Christmas or a birthday party, etc.

    The idea is to play scary sounds and blink randomly with lamps when motion is detected outside the door.

    The project consists of a raspberry Pi, a PIR sensor and a couple of external components.

    The PIR sensor is detecting motions, if there is someone at the door it will trig a GPI input on the raspberry pi.

    A small program, written in python, then choose between 8 different sound effects and randomly blink lights on two different outputs.

    Learn more!


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    Boldport Club is changing @Boldport #makerbusiness

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 16:35, modified at 16:28

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    Boldport Club is changing — Boldport.

    We’ll be shipping our last monthly project in January 2019. Then, we’ll continue to design unique projects on an ad-hoc basis that will be available at an open-to-all shop. From January new members will join the Club through purchasing items from the shop. Our community will continue to flourish on Discord where all current and past members are welcome to join.

    Read more.


    Dragonfly Wings #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 16:00, modified on 2018-10-15 18:55

    via hackster.io

    The dragonfly was a Burning Man project created in my backyard by Richerd Chan, Elya Le, and a dozen other volunteers. The wooden part burned, but the extra set of LED wings survived and came back to my house (a decoy pair of wooden wings was burned instead).

    This amazing project deserves to be shared, so I decided to set the wings back up and document their recreation.

    Read more!


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    New Products 10/17/18 Featuring Adafruit BMP388 #Barometric Pressure + Altimeter (Video)

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 15:30, modified at 15:22


    R3-14, The Personal Assistant Two Years in the Making #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 15:00, modified on 2018-10-15 17:38

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    This cute and helpful robot connects to a bunch of services and is voice controlled.

    Via Hackaday:

    One of the great things about hacking together projects these days is how many powerful subsystems are readily available to reuse. [Sanjeet] took full advantage of a whole slate of reusable pieces when he built R3-14 — a personal assistant robot that you can see in action in the video below.

    Many people started out in electronics building something simple like a crystal radio or an LED cube. But how far could you get if your projects had to begin at the most basic level, by drawing out copper wire, fabricating coils, capacitors, semiconductor devices, and batteries? Even if you know how to do all those things, it would take a lot of time, so there is no shame in using off-the-shelf components. By the same token, [Sanjeet] uses Google Assistant, 433 MHz RF transmitters, and a Raspberry Pi as components in this build. Along the way, he also contributed some reusable pieces himself, including an LED library for the PI and a library to allow Siri to control a Raspberry Pi.

    The post is interesting because it shows how the design evolved with an initial metal prototype giving way to a 3D printed body, and with several iterations of software. We did however wish for more details on the software and code, and we hope more details are forthcoming.

    Learn more!


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    Browser Controlled Singing, Animatronic Jack O’Lanterns and Light Show With Arduino and Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 13:00, modified on 2018-10-15 18:46

    via fadecomic instructables

    Teach your Jack O’Lanterns to sing this Halloween with an Arduino, a Raspberry Pi, some servos, and some LEDs. This project is guaranteed to delight even the grumpiest of Halloween-haters, and there’s plenty of room to customize the project and make it your own.

    Credit is due to several other singing pumpkin projects including this one and to several Arduino sketch authors, including zparticle here.

    Read More!


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    Facial Recognition Door @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 12:00, modified on 2018-10-18 23:22

    from Team Ethan Kusters, Windows IoT, and Masato Sudo via hackster.io

    Home security systems are a growing field of projects for Makers. A self-built system is not only less expensive than a bulky professional installation, but it also allows for total control and customization to suit your needs.

    With the introduction of Microsoft’s Project Oxford, facial recognition applications are now more accessible to makers than ever before. This project utilizes a Raspberry Pi, basic Webcam, and an internet connection to create a door that unlocks itself via facial recognition. If the visitor at the door is recognized, the door will unlock!

    See project here!


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    Raspberry Pi Mass Transit Ticketing System with Redis #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 11:00, modified on 2018-10-15 18:46

    via Simon Prickett

    A demonstration build with Raspberry Pis, Low Voltage Labs traffic light LEDs, Monk Makes Clever Card Kit and Redis Labs cloud Redis database. Uses a mixture of Python and Node.js code.

    Check out their Github for the source code.


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    Linux Commands Cheat Sheet: A Great Beginners Guide @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 10:00, modified on 2018-10-17 16:19

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    Helpful resource from Pi My Life Up.

    his Linux commands cheat sheet should be extremely useful for anyone who is new to this style of operating system. It refers to most commands that a beginner will find handy, however it doesn’t include highly detailed information regarding each command to help keep things brief.
    This cheat sheet should prove useful to more than just Raspberry Pi users and is pretty important for anyone who wants to learn what they’re actually plugging into their Linux based terminal.

    Read more.


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    WinchBot: DIY Robotic Arm @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 09:00, modified on 2018-10-18 23:17

    from Norbert Heinz via hackster.io

    5 stepper motors with driver ICs, 3 standard servos and a Raspberry Pi result in a robot arm that can move in a 50x50x50cm box.

    WinchBot is a robot arm hanging on the ceiling. To make it work you don’t have to cut all parts with high precision. It will work even if the parts of the frame are cut with a tolerance of +-3mm. It’s a nice machine to teach about the Pythagorean theorem and about transformation from cable length to XYZ coordinates.

    The complete documentation is available on www.HomoFaciens.de

    See and learn more!


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    Live Temperature Data with #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #piday

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 08:00, modified on 2018-10-15 20:32

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    From sweetmalarkey on Hackster.io:

    I wanted to display live sensor data but as a hobbyist I don’t have the skills or time to figure out Power BI. Live charts and the already built class library for the BME280 sensor made it easy to chart the data.

    Read more


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    A Smart Mirror with Voice Control @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 07:00, modified at 15:22

    from Seeed  via hackster.io

    A smart mirror with voice interface control via ReSpeaker. We also connect with Wio Link to control other objects! Based on Raspberry Pi.

    Something I’ve always wanted is a magic mirror. An advisor who’s near omniscient that I can ask for information. Growing up I imagined it being similar to the magic mirror from Shrek, witty, having great showmanship, and the ability to be a friend.

    Well, I’m technically no longer a child. I’m 28 (10 at heart), and I’ll settle for what I can access around me and what my team can create. Technology has made this relatively simple to throw together. This project isn’t what’s describe above – it lacks the wit, could use some better showmanship, and is not omniscient (yet!) – but, it’s definitely real and not just part of our stories and imaginations. And the best part? It’s largely open source. That’s right, you can grab this yourself and create it – I hope with some changes and improvements you are willing to share.

    See full project breakdown here!

    Update – Looks like the software used was: https://magicmirror.builders/


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    piwheels: Speedy Python package installation for the Raspberry Pi | @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi @piwheels

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 06:00, modified on 2018-10-16 22:19

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    Great write-up from Opensource.com on piwheels.

    One of the great things about the Python programming language is PyPI, the Python Package Index, where third-party libraries are hosted, available for anyone to install and gain access to pre-existing functionality without starting from scratch. These libraries are handy utilities, written by members of the community, that aren’t found within the Python standard library. But they work in much the same way—you import them into your code and have access to functions and classes you didn’t write yourself.

    Not familiar with piwheels?

    piwheels is a Python package repository providing ARM platform wheels (pre-compiled binary Python packages) specifically for the Raspberry Pi. Packages are natively compiled on Raspberry Pi 3 hardware using the Mythic Beasts Pi cloud.


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    HeadOCopter! Human Head Drone #ElectronicHalloween

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 05:30, modified on 2018-10-09 16:44

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    This morbid drone head is gruesome and unsettling, perfect for #ElectronicHalloween. The creators took the creep factor a step further by making an 80’s inspired horror trailer/backstory. Shared on Hackaday.io:

    The “HeadOCopter” started out as a joke, as these things often do, but when you’ve got access to the technology to make it real you’d be stupid not to!

    The head was created by 3D scanning my own head with a Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect using Skanect software, then cleaned up in ZBrush. It was then taken into Fusion360 to create the electronic mounting plates. Once modeling was complete the head and plates were 3D printed.

    After smoothing with Bondo and sanding out the rough spots, the head was primed and hand painted by artist Lisa Svingos (https://www.instagram.com/lisa.svingos.art/).

    The HeadOCopter is powered by a BrainFPV RADIX flight controller which is housed in a 3D printed TPU brain. It runs on a 4S LiPo and is spinning 12″ props on 700kv motors. At over 1000mm motor to motor, this baby is technically XClass!

    Once the head was completed I mounted the electronics and went about tuning the PIDs for stable flight. Unfortunately the weather on the east coast has been a little rough, so I wasn’t able to get a real solid tune. Nevertheless it flew rather well in acro/manual mode. I used TeamBlacksheep Crossfire module and receiver for radio control, and a standard FPV camera and 5.8ghz video transmitter for live video transmission.

    Learn more!


    Adafruit electronic halloween dark HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Every day this month we’ll be bringing you ideas and projects for an Electronic Halloween! Expect wearables, hacks & mods, costumes and more here on the Adafruit blog! Working on a project for Halloween this year? Share it with us on Google+, in the comments below, the Adafruit forums, Facebook, Discord, Instagram or Twitter— we’d love to see what you’re up to and share it with the world (tag your posts #ElectronicHalloween). You can also send us a blog tip! Tune in to our live shows, 3D hangouts with Noe and Pedro and Ask an Engineer, featuring store discount codes, ideas for projects, costumes, decorations, and more!


    Python and VLC #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 05:00, modified on 2018-10-18 18:28


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    From bigl.es:

    With the VLC library for Python we can play media in our Python code. On a Raspberry Pi we can play audio files and streamed audio, but not play videos. If we mix this library with GPIO Zero, GUI Zero etc, then we can create a custom media player that uses sensors, buttons etc.

    Read more


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    This Device Gives Users the Power to Program Their Own Smart Home #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 04:00, modified on 2018-10-15 17:38

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    Via Interesting Engineering:

    The CM3-Home is a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 designed to give anyone the power to automate systems within their homes. The display was certainly turning heads at this year’s Maker Faire Rome.

    The CM3-Home isn’t a traditional smart home device. The open source software and Raspberry Pi interface allow for extra modules to be added with ease.

    Want to connect another device? Feel free using Arduino and Raspberry Pi. And best of all both Arduino and Raspberry Pi were on full display at Maker Faire Rome 2018 to offer you countless more creative ideas.

    “The idea [for CM3-Home] came by knowing the Raspberry PI Compute Module 3 (CM3) that offers the capability to develop your own board,” Ottaviani said in an exclusive interview with Interesting Engineering. “With an industrial, certified board, already populated with direct hardware interfaces, a lot of more possibilities come up compared to a standard Raspberry PI 3 with a bunch of USB adapters attached.”

    “The RPI 3 can be good for a maker or to develop the idea but when you need to install a real system in a real environment you need a professional board,” he continued.

    Learn more!


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    3D Printed Socket Set #3DPrinting #3DThursday

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 02:00, modified on 2018-10-16 14:43

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    PrintableScience shared this project on Thingiverse!

    Save a hunk change by printing off your own socket or complete socket sets… you may not be able to build an airplane with this, but they should serve you well for most household and craft chores.

    See more!


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    Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!


    Dozens of Bike Handle Designs #3DPrinting #3DThursday

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 00:00, modified on 2018-10-16 14:34

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    Povhill shared this project on Thingiverse!

    This is some new bike handles I designed based off of my old version(which is classic in downloads). Now there are 12 designs you can choose from. 6 are thin and 6 are normal sized. This is for bikes with 7/8″ handlebars which seems very universal but you may want to double check before printing.

    More styles may be coming soon

    See more!


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    Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!


    New Guide: Color Touch Necklace Tutorial

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 23:04

    Make a stunning light up necklace that goes with anything in your closet.  It twinkles softly, showing a beautiful color gradient animation.  Touch the face of the pendant to make the necklace change color.  It’s easy to customize the code to include as many different color combinations as you’d like.

    Gemma M0’s onboard capacitive touch pad combined with a solid metal pendant face make this magic happen.  We’ve added two different sized NeoPixel rings for 28 beautiful pixels of light.

    Full tutorial on the Adafruit Learning System. https://learn.adafruit.com/color-touc…

    Visit the Adafruit shop online – http://www.adafruit.com


    New Guide: Easy Sparkle Shirt

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 23:00

    Have you been wanting to get into DIY electronics?  This guide is a great place to start.  Create a crafty sparkly t-shirt using Circuit Playground and MakeCode.  No soldering or sewing required!  And you can customize the sparkle effects and motion sensing easily using the drag-and-drop MakeCode editor.

    We’ve included a free mermaid vinyl cut project to go along with your sparkles.   The Circuit Playground Express hidden in your pocket will light up and twinkle whenever you move or dance or jump and play.

    See the full tutorial here:

    https://learn.adafruit.com/easy-sparkle-pocket-t-shirt/overview

     


    Dragon Wine Glass (multi-material remix) #3DThursday #3DPrinting

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 23:00, modified on 2018-10-15 18:05

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    Shared by cipis on Thingiverse:

    Remix for multi-material printers. Walls are slightly thicker for better scalability (inner diameter is smaller).

    Original model by Cemal Cetinkaya:
    https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-dragon-wine-glass-house-of-targaryen-6674

    Download the files and learn more


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    Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

    The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!


    New Adafruit Learning System Landing Page

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 22:37

    Today we released an update to the Adafruit Learning System landing page that we are pretty excited about. We got rid of the random, unorganized landing page and its masonry design. We now offer a much more curated experience which should help you discover new guides.

    Our catalog of guides has grown to almost 2000 guides, so naturally some of the older guides have gotten buried. With this new design we hope to bring some of these great old guides back in the spotlight with guide groups. These are hand curated groups of guides based on a theme like 3d printing, robots, no soldering required, beginner, etc.

    There is also a new hero system that will bring attention to a constantly changing set of our favorite guides. So check back often!

    We have even more great new features for the Adafruit Learning System under development, and can’t wait to share them with you.


    DIY LEGO Micro motor #3DPrinting #3DThursday

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 22:00, modified on 2018-10-16 14:34

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    Branez shared this project on Thingiverse!

    https://youtu.be/yLcMHgs7VZg

    The same motor as the one in the gearbox is used.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:686321

    Printed with my ToyRep

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1113688

    See more!


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    Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!


    MiniKBD – Little DIY Mechanical Keyboard Kit from @andyclymer on @tindie @circuitpython #circuitpython

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 21:19, modified at 21:13

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    MiniKBD — Little DIY Mechanical Keyboard Kit from Andy Clymer on Tindie.

    The MiniKBD is an introductory level project that lets you build a small USB mechanical keyboard using the Adafruit Trinket M0 board (not included) and program custom funtionality with CircuitPython.

    It’s programmable with CircuitPython!
    Adafruit’s Trinket M0 is an amazing little device, I think there’s no easier way for someone with a little bit of programming experience to get started making their own hardware. Once the MiniKBD is built it’s fully programmable with CircuitPython, allowing you to easily customize its functionality. Compared to the Arduino, there’s no need for a special IDE other than what you’re already comfortable programming in. The project was designed for use in an introductory electronics workshop, and it’s excellent for someone with a little bit of experience with the Python programming language who wants to get started with hardware.

    Learn more! & build docs & repo.

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    Also check out Andy’s site and Twitter, there is a ton of great stuff (I also saw this site, which I did not know about! – https://keeb.io/).


    NEW PRODUCT – AdaBox009 – HalloWing

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 21:10, modified at 21:02

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    NEW PRODUCT – AdaBox009 – HalloWing


    Are you the kind of person who doesn’t like taking down the skeletons and spiders until after January? Well, we’ve got the ADABOX for you. This is electronics at its most spooky! ADABOX 009 is Halloween themed, for all of us who love scares, costumes, and (of course!) candy. OK, so we didn’t fill this ADABOX with candy corn, but we did curate a collection of inspiring electronics to make your Halloween more electric. You might have so much fun, you’ll celebrate it year round!

    Please note! This is NOT the subscription version of AdaBox! This version does not include free shipping. If you’d like to subscribe to AdaBox, please visit the AdaBox page!

    With previous AdaBoxes you’ve built robots and radios, learned CircuitPython, and played retro games. Now you’re ready to learn about the spooky side of electronics – this AdaBox features our all-in-one feather board called Adafruit Hallowing! It’s got a built in TFT display and plug in sockets for attaching sensors, servos, and speakers. Make a light saber, or a light painting sick, or add a touch of sound and color to your Halloween projectWe’ve got tons of awesome projects you can build with this box for costuming, cosplay or just cause it’s Tuesday.

    If you’re an international customer (outside of the UK, France, and Germany), this is currently the only way to get an AdaBox (for now – we’re working on it!) and if you’re a subscriber who missed out on boxes one and two, a great way to spend your time as you anxiously await AdaBox009.

    Includes:

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    Visit adafruit.com/adabox009 for a special unboxing.

    Visit learn.adafruit.com/adabox009 for AdaBox tutorials.

    Visit forums.adafruit.com/adabox to discuss your projects.

    In stock and shipping now!


    Desktop Vintage Lamp #3DThursday #3DPrinting

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 21:00, modified on 2018-10-15 18:01

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    Shared by KyleMohr on Thingiverse:

    New Features: Added custom socket support and edging to hold on decorative top panel.

    Download the files and learn more


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    Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

    The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!


    Adafruit’s HalloWing, an MCU Optimized for Halloween Projects @make

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 20:15, modified at 20:09

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    Adafruit’s HalloWing, an MCU Optimized for Halloween Projects.

    …Adafruit Industries have done something really special this year. They’ve created the HalloWing, what they describe as basically a tricked-out Feather microcontroller that has been optimized for running Halloween projects.

    The skull-shaped circuit board has a full-color TFT display, light and motion sensors, 8 megs of storage for plenty of sound effects and video, a speaker driver for sound output, JST ports for LED strips, and a lot more. It supports both Arduino and CircuitPython programming environments.

    These are all of the sorts of handy features you would want on a controller driving effects for a costume or Halloween haunts project. It even comes with a creepy eyeball video already loaded (which I plan on making use of in my costume).

    Read more.


    Complaint Button II: Hammer Time #3DPrinting #3DThursday

    Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-18 20:00, modified on 2018-10-16 14:34

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    gzumwalt shared this project on Thingiverse!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQpi5ko_N4U

    “Complaint Button II: Hammer Time” is another simple automata designed to discourage complaining. Designed to appear as a cluttered workbench (as mine always is), this model was inspired by both my original “Complaint Button” and the numerous suggestions I received to update the design with a more “industrial” look, and perhaps incorporating a hammer (thanks to Donald Bell, https://makerprojectlab.com, for the “hammer” idea!).

    I’ve include some options in the design including single and dual extrusion parts, and some optional accessories. The optional accessories, two screwdrivers and pliers, are, well, optional, but do assist in distracting the curious finger from the impending hammer strike.

    As usual, I probably forgot a file or two or who knows what else, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask as I do make mistakes in plenty.

    See more!


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    Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

    Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!


    John Park’s Workshop — LIVE! TODAY 10/18/18 @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit

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    JOHN PARK’S WORKSHOP — LIVE! Coming up at 4pm ET / 1pm PT TODAY. LIVE TEXT CHAT IS HERE in the Adafruit Discord chat!

    This week’s project: Tiny Museum Tour

    Plus, MakeCode Minute, Product of the Week, Tools & Techniques, and more.

    The live video will be on Youtube LIVE, Twitch, Periscope (Twitter) and Facebook.

    Join maker John Park in his workshop each week as he builds, demos, hacks, and mods projects live on air! “John Park’s Workshop — LIVE” is the place to see creative projects come to life, as John uses a wide variety of tools and techniques to make everything from mystery boxes to pinball controllers to drink robots, using digital fabrication, hand and power tools, microcontrollers, and more. Come on into the chat to participate in the fun! Every Thursday @ 4pm ET/1pm PT!