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ROBOT Suit Halloween costume by @estefanniegg

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-21 14:40, modified at 14:38

Estefannie has done it again, new project video time!

ROBO SUIT | Halloween Build ft. Arduino + Raspberry Pi

I like making robots. So this Halloween I am going to be a robot.

Check out the whole story and full tutorial on how to make your own Robo Suit here: https://www.hackster.io/estefanniegg/

I used three Arduinos, one Raspberry Pi, servos, LEDs, and tons of wires to make this costume! Check out the video and tutorial now!

Subscribe to my channel if you’d like to be the first to know when I publish the next video. Comment below and me know what other builds you would like to see.

Halloween Build – Robosuit! on Hackster.io




Self-driving cars are coming to the streets of New York City

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-21 09:00, modified on 2017-10-17 16:13

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Many seasoned drivers don’t want get behind the wheel in the streets of NYC. If self driving cars can safely maneuver and keep up it will be a huge testament to the techs performance. Via Mashable:

Self-driving cars are slated to hit the Big Apple next year.

GM-owned Cruise Automation plans to launch an autonomous vehicle (AV) test program in New York City in early 2018, becoming the first company to put self-driving cars on the infamously busy streets of Manhattan.

New York’s densely trafficked roads and huge number of pedestrians make the city a testing ground filled with “unique challenges” that will be invaluable to train the self-driving system, Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt told the Wall Street Journal.

The pilot cars, which will be all-electric Chevy Bolts, will also have to contend with challenging driving situations brought about by East Coast weather conditions, which the company doesn’t typically face during its tests in its home state of California. Vogt also said the Cruise will open a research facility somewhere in the city, but didn’t share any other details.

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Cruise doesn’t have plans to use the NYC-based cars to offer rides to the public, like the company aims to do in San Francisco. Cruise executives told the Wall Street Journal, however, that a Cruise ride-hailing service could be implemented “sooner” than people think.

Read more and read the Wall Street Journal article here, or head to Cruise Automation and learn more about their “Driverless Revolution”


Joel Meyerowitz and Colin Westerbeck&#8217;s <i>Bystander: A History of Street Photography</i> #celebratephotography

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-21 08:00, modified on 2017-10-17 14:36

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Spending a winter weekend with this book sounds like a dream. From Creative Boom:

Hailed as a landmark work when it was first published in 1994, this brand new and fully revised version of a book that has come to be known as the ‘bible’ of street photography, covers an incredible array of work, from the unknowns of the late 19th century to the acknowledged masters of the 20th, such as Atget, Stieglitz, Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Kertesz, Frank, Arbus, Winogrand and Levitt to name just a few.

In Bystander, the story of street photography is brought up to present day with a complete re-evaluation of historical material as well as the inclusion of contemporary photographers and a new and exclusive discussion of the ongoing rise of digital photography.

Read more from Creative Boom and from the publisher Laurence King


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.


How Dieter Schneider Makes a Camera #celebratephotography

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-21 07:00, modified on 2017-10-17 14:36

Super calming and enthralling video from Dieter Schneider on YouTube:

About five years ago I started making cameras. In this video I want to show you parts of the process, from start to finish. Everything is handmade.

I build all my cameras in quality wood like walnut, cherry or other suitable hardwoods.

These handcrafted wooden cameras are used for wet plate photography.

See more and read more on Dieter.me


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.


Chicago Ironworkers Recreate &#8220;Lunch Atop a Skyscraper&#8221; Photo, With a Couple of Modern-Day Twists

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-21 06:00, modified on 2017-10-19 19:19

Chicago Ironworkers Recreate Lunch Atop a Skyscraper Photo With a Couple of Modern Day Twists Core77

Via Core77

“Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,” the iconic 1932 photograph of ironworkers perched on a beam 840 feet in the sky, is probably one of the most recognized photographs of the 20th Century.

While the ironworkers in the photo really were the men building the 30 Rockefeller Plaza building, and are actually on-site, it is widely believed that the photograph was staged and not captured spontaneously. Hilariously, this has led internet conspiracy theorists and/or jokesters to misbelieve that the photograph is fake.

Read more!


What is a Super Volcano? #SaturdayMorningCartoons

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-21 04:30, modified on 2017-10-17 21:43

Old Faithful is awesome. It’s also the product of a the Yellowstone Caldera, sometimes called the Yellowstone Supervolcano. So what is a super volcano? via TED-Ed

Here’s more information on the Yellowstone Caldera from SciShow!

There’s no need to worry about the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupting anytime soon. From Newsweek:

In the words of the [United States Geological Survey]: “If another large caldera-forming eruption were to occur at Yellowstone, its effects would be worldwide. Thick ash deposits would bury vast areas of the United States, and injection of huge volumes of volcanic gases into the atmosphere could drastically affect global climate. Fortunately, the Yellowstone volcanic system shows no signs that it is headed toward such an eruption. The probability of a large caldera-forming eruption within the next few thousand years is exceedingly low.”

Here’s the complete USGS survey.


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!


Adafruit &#8211; &#8220;New Mix&#8221; by @A_P_Delchi &#8220;bring to life electric wishes&#8221;

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 22:36, modified at 22:30

Adafruit – “New Mix” by A.P. Delchi by adafruit | Free Listening on SoundCloud.

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All parts under fair use / parody : Music : Open Source Karaoke, Lyrics : A.P. Delchi of the Ninja Strike Force , Prophet of Sk0d , Vocals : Rinewolve No URL as yet, Album ” Jose Warez is Coming to Town ” is Freeware with open distribution so long as no money is charged. 🙂

Who can take a resistor
Read the color code
tell you ’bout the tolerance
and use it as a load

Adafruit can
Lady Adafruit Can
Lady Adafruit can cause she
Has all the parts
To make your project complete.

Who can take a diode
Make it shine so bright
Wire it in parallel
And light up your bike

Adafruit can
Lady Adafruit Can
Lady Adafruit can cause she
Has all the parts
To make your project complete.

Lady Adafruit makes
Everything she bakes
Technologically delicious
bring to life electric wishes
There’s nothing that is too ambitious

Who can take a project
Make it easy as a dream
Show you how to solder
And to keep the joints clean

Adafruit can
Lady Adafruit Can
Lady Adafruit can cause she
Has all the parts
To make your project complete.

Lady Adafruit can cause she
Has all the parts
To make your project complete.

Listen!


NEW GUIDE: Circuit Playground Express: Piano in the Key of Lime #AdafruitLearningSystem

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 21:21

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NEW GUIDE: Circuit Playground Express: Piano in the Key of Lime

Create a full scale tone piano using CircuitPython, capacitive touch and some cute little fruits.

This guide will introduce you to the Circuit Playground Express (CPX for short!) and CircuitPython. The Circuit Playground Express is a fantastic little board crammed full of all sorts of sensors, switches and lights. CircuitPython is an open-source derivative of MicroPython, designed specifically for use with Adafruit microcontroller boards like the CPX.

This project will teach you how to use CircuitPython to utilise the CPX capacitive touch pads, Neopixels, slide switch, and onboard speaker. Then you’ll combine them to create a rainbow-lit tone piano!

See the full guide here.


Raspberry Pi Lesson: Text To Speech #raspberrypi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 21:00, modified on 2017-10-19 19:16

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Shahrul Nizam shared this video on Youtube! The tutorial is here!


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League of Legends Lux with a Glowing Wand

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 21:00, modified at 17:10

Cosplayer Kitsune Raposa took to Reddit to share a side by side of her cosplay of the League of Legends character Lux with her Star Guardian skin and a shot of the character. I’m always into seeing these kind of comparisons. Kitsune’s build is pretty spot on, including how she used LEDs to make the star portion of the wand glow. She made the prop from fiberglass. She says:

I used fiberglass! It’s really rough and don’t break easily. Also the wand is divided in two. For the star we make with resin, to be transparent. It has leds on both sides ^ The cable is made from pvc pipe!

Read more at Reddit.

Top photo by Johann Knorst Creative Photography


Big Clive Examines &#8216;Things you should know about fuses.&#8217;

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 19:09, modified on 2017-10-19 16:10

Big Clive takes a look at the construction, design, and application of a few different fuse types including ‘automotive’ (blade) fuses, passive fuses, and industrial fuses, among others. It’s a lengthy video (27 minutes!) but captivating, and I won’t spoil the 15kV expulsion fuse design.

Watch:

This was supposed to be a short video, but that didn’t happen.
In summary:-

A fuse is designed to be the weakest point in a circuit so that it fails first and breaks the circuit protecting other components and cables.

A 1A fuse does not blow at 1A. It will blow quickly at very high fault currents, but take progressively longer to open the circuit as the current is lowered to nearer its rating.

Glass fuses are only rated to break a low fault current.
Ceramic sand filled fuses can break much higher fault current.

Time delay or slow blow fuses (T) can withstand surges.
Quick blow or fast blow fuses (F) will blow faster in a fault.
Semiconductor fuses (FF) are very sensitive and expensive.

The voltage rating of a fuse indicates its ability to work safely up to that voltage. 3A is 3A so a 250V fuse will work fine on 12V.

If a slow blow is replaced with a quick blow fuse it may keep blowing intermittently. It’s not uncommon for less aware people to replace an anti-surge fuse with the quick blow one they had handy. Then when the fuse blows again the person changing it may replace it with another quick blow because that was what was fitted. Assess the type of load and make an informed decision.

Never short out fuses. People who get over-confident in their fuse-shorting repair skills usually learn the hard way when they bypass too many and cables start going on fire or the last one they put in blows up in their hand causing a shock and burn.
Wrapping fuses in tin foil or adding external wire can end badly due to the unconstrained nature of the fault breaking element. If you create/use a fuse that has a higher current handling ability than the thinnest cable in the circuit, then that cable may go on fire along its full length and cause significant damage to its surroundings.

HRC (High Rupturing Capacity) fuses have the fuse wire running through a fine powder that quenches the arc quickly and forms a solid glass-like substance internally in the process.

Industrial multimeters use HRC fuses so they can break the circuit safely if accidentally applied across a high current supply while in current measuring mode, or if another inappropriate range causes failure. I know they’re expensive, but you must replace them with the correct type of fuse to avoid a scenario where the meter literally explodes in your hands causing shock and burns.

Electronic PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) fuses are ideal in many low voltage electronic applications. They work by going high resistance when they get hot and will reset when the power is turned off for a while.

If you enjoy these videos you can help support the channel with a dollar for coffee, cookies and random gadgets for disassembly at:-
http://www.bigclive.com/coffee.htm


Automatic Coffee Notification System Build @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 19:00, modified on 2017-10-19 15:31

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Fun project from Caleb Brewer up on Hackster.io.

I make our office coffee maker smart by building a coffee alert system that sends notifications when someone brews a fresh pot of coffee.

Read more.


Subscribe to the Adafruit Youtube channel! #Youtube

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 18:30, modified on 2017-09-15 16:43

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 …

And More!


An Automated Facilities Request System

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 18:00, modified on 2017-10-16 15:06

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This useful project can help out your facilities department by alerting them when supplies are needed. Inspired by Amazon dash buttons, this is an all in one inexpensive solution. Shared on Hackster.io

At our place of employment, we have very nice facilities and offices. In general, our facilities department does a great job keeping things stocked, but occasionally we run into situations where the restrooms are out of supplies (paper towels, soap, etc.).

The current process for getting things serviced is to submit a facilities request to our facilities department. However, this process has many flaws in it:

How many people remember to contact them by the time they get back to their desk?
Has the facilities department already been contacted about this?
Do I email them or call them or what?
Our employer allows engineers to spend one day on a Hackathon project of our choice. Usually, we tackle problems that are in the products we build, the tools we use, or other things which make our job easier. For this Hackathon, we decided to do something to fix this problem.

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Learn more and see the whole guide


PCB &#8216;SMD Challenge&#8217; Challenges You to Learn Surface Mount Soldering

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 17:37, modified on 2017-10-19 15:46

In the video below Sean Hodgins intros his Patreon-supported ‘SMD Challenge’ whose step-by-step is available here on Instructables. His first project is a small badge with a simple 9-component 555 timer circuit (consisting of six 0805 components + one surface-mount switch + one IC + CR2032 battery holder). What I like is that he shows two common learning techniques, first showing how to solder everything by hand (that’s hard(er)!) and then showing his oven reflow (whew that’s easier!) process.

I feel like surface mount soldering has a bad reputation. It can seem daunting to someone who has never tried it. Since a lot of my project involve using surface mount components, I thought it would be a good idea to make something to inspire people to try it out(without risking expensive components or their custom project). I created my own version of an SMD Challenge kit. The idea was inspired by a few others with the same and similar names. I will continue to create new circuits so that people can collect them and maybe learn a bit about open source hardware, building and designing PCBs, and just technology in general.

Read more here.


Encrypt your USB Sticks and SD Cards on the Fly with Cryptopuck #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 16:00, modified on 2017-10-16 18:58

Thought provoking concept from Platis.Sulutions via Hackster.io:

Cryptopuck is intended to provide a portable, discrete and hassle-free solution for encrypting USB flash drives, SD cards or other removable media. Whether you are a reporter on a war-front, a photographer at a demonstration that gets cracked down by the police, a developer at the office in need to transfer proprietary files on USB sticks or just a privacy-minded individual, Cryptopuck is for you. If you need your drive to be encrypted without wasting time or attracting attention by pulling out a laptop, just plug it in Cryptopuck and… it is encrypted! Only the holder of the private key can decrypt them, enabling you to plausibly claim incapable of decrypting the files, as the private key could be handled by somebody else, e.g. your customer or boss. It uses public key cryptography, so even if the Cryptopuck falls into the wrong hands, it is unable to decrypt the files. Βefore deploying the Cryptopuck on the field, keep in mind it is a proof-of-concept system that toys around with the idea of a portable gadget that encrypts your removable media. It incorporates hardware and software which have neither been audited nor designed for security-critical applications. There is absolutely no guarantee that your files will be safely encrypted or remain in tact after using Cryptopuck.

A portable device that encrypts removable media, how hard can it be? Well, apparently not that much. Despite not having any particular previous experience with encryption, I vaguely knew that asymmetric encryption allowed the ciphering of data using a public key that can be shared freely and decrypting with a private key that has to be safeguarded and kept, well, private. I assumed this should be the way to go instead of symmetric encryption where data is encrypted and decrypted using the same key, e.g. a password. This is preferred since the Cryptopuck could fall into the wrong hands or its owner “coerced” to supply the key to decipher the files.

Not knowing any better, the first thought was to use a trusted 8-bit microcontroller to do the job. The idea was to have the gadget in a low power state when inactive, turn it on when a drive is inserted, mount it and then encrypt it. To my surprise, I easily found a library with Arduino implementations of many well known cryptographic algorithms. However, as one would expect 8-bit microcontrollers are way too slow to handle considerable amounts of data and are not so secure when it comes to generating random numbers. Moreover, I also realized that asymmetric algorithms are not designed to encrypt en masse, i.e. files, since this is neither quick nor necessarily safe. Apparently, the standard approach includes encrypting data symmetrically with a randomly generated key and then encrypting that key asymmetrically. It was at that moment the idea of using a low-end microcontroller was buried away.

Read more and see more on YouTube and GitHub


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Animated &#8216;Snake Eyes&#8217; Embedded in Day of the Dead Print | #ElectronicHalloween #RaspberryPi #piday

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 15:18, modified on 2017-10-17 19:26

Thanks to educator Kristoffer for sending us images – and video! below – of his snake eyes bonnet with accompanying displays attached to a Raspberry Pi 3, displaying two eyes embedded inside a Day of the Dead print, itself inside a coffin-shaped frame. What a clever way to embed some moving eyes!


Adafruit electronic halloween dark HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Every weekday 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, 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!


New Products 10/18/2017 (Video)

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 14:50, modified at 14:42


Slides on a Stick with Raspberry Pi Zero W @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 13:00, modified on 2017-10-16 20:01

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Neat project + write-up from Erik L. Arneson.

If you give presentations often, you will know that one of the biggest headaches is managing slides. You have to figure out software, hardware, and connectors. I’ve usually resorted to bringing a USB thumb drive with my slides in PDF and ODP format, but then I came across an even better idea: the Raspberry Pi Zero W (or RPi0W).

Previously, I had been playing with using Erlang on the RPi0W to control stepper motors, but this seemed more useful. Follow along to see how I created a portable presentation machine that’s about the size of a pack of gum.

Read more.


More Raspberry Pi Labs in West Africa @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 12:00, modified on 2017-10-17 21:19

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Back in May 2013, we heard from Dominique Laloux about an exciting project to bring Raspberry Pi labs to schools in rural West Africa. Until 2012, 75 percent of teachers there had never used a computer. The project has been very successful, and Dominique has been in touch again to bring us the latest news.

Thanks to the continuing efforts of a dedicated team of teachers, parents and other supporters, the Centre Informatique de Kuma, now known as INITIC (from the French ‘INItiation aux TIC’), runs two Raspberry Pi labs in schools in Togo, and plans to open a third in December. The second lab was opened last year in Kpalimé, a town in the Plateaux Region in the west of the country.

More than 400 students used the new lab intensively during the last school year. Dominique tells us more:

“The report made in early July by the seven teachers who accompanied the students was nothing short of amazing: the young people covered a very impressive number of concepts and skills, from the GUI and the file system, to a solid introduction to word processing and spreadsheets, and many other skills. The lab worked exactly as expected. Its 21 Raspberry Pis worked flawlessly, with the exception of a couple of SD cards that needed re-cloning, and a couple of old screens that needed to be replaced. All the Raspberry Pis worked without a glitch. They are so reliable!”

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Standalone Video display with a Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 11:00, modified on 2017-10-16 18:58

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From The Meandering Pi and Friends:

A couple of weeks ago my wife arrived back from Lindengate a local mental health gardening charity she volunteers at with an old PC monitor and asked if I could set it up to continuously display a series of videos, she had created to highlight the charities work. Typically the when was the following week and the where was a local doctors surgery. The when meant I was limited to ‘in stock’ parts and the where meant untended operation in a public place. I knew there were various existing instructions for doing this sort of thing with a Raspberry Pi and after a bit of internet searching found an article for a video looper on the Adafruit website which simply automatically plays video files from memory stick inserted into one of the Pi’s USB sockets. I tried this out on a Pi3 and it ticked all the boxes in terms of play back and ease of use, so that was the s/w sorted.

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Speaking Alarm Clock @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 10:00, modified on 2017-10-16 16:43

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Cool build + tutorial from Instructables user victoryking.

I have habit of setting up alarm clock on my smartphone just before I go to bed. While setting up alarm I usually get distracted by tasks like taking daily notes or recording daily expenses on my smartphone which is not good for my sleep cycle. Well, analog alarm clocks are great substitute and I needed bigger motive to get my hands soldery. Then one day while I was watching Jack Ma’s talk which contained few motivational liners on getting up early, I thought it would be great to hear such talk as alarm tone. Well that was it.

Read more.


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Manufacturing Astro Pi Case Replicas @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 09:00, modified on 2017-10-16 14:53

via RaspberryPi.org

When the Astro Pi case was first revealed a couple of years ago, the collective outpouring of ‘Squee!’ it elicited may have been heard on board the ISS itself. People wanted to buy it or build it at home, and someone wanted to know whether it would blend. (There’s always one.)

Some months later the STL files for printing your own Astro Pi case were released, and people jumped at the chance to use them. Soon reports appeared saying you had to make quite a few attempts before getting a good print — normal for any complex 3D-printing project. A fellow member of my local makerspacesuccessfully made a couple of cases, but it took a lot of time, filament, and post-print finishing work. And of course, a plastic Astro Pi case simply doesn’t look or feel like the original made of machined aluminium — or ‘aluminum’, as they tend to say over here in North America.

To put the kit together yourself, all you need to do is add a Pi, Sense HAT, Camera Module, and RTC battery, and choose your buttons. An illustrated manual explains the process step by step. Our version of the Astro Pi case uses the same APEM buttons as the units in orbit, and whilst they are expensive, just clicking them is a source of great joy. It comes in a nice travel case too.

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Custom Python Spinners #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 08:00, modified on 2017-10-17 14:06

From bigl.es:

Spinners, no not those fidget spinners, but a way in which a process or application can show you that it is working on something.

Created by Manraj Singh, Halo is nothing to do with Master Chief, and more about giving the user useful output while a script is running.

Requirements

  • A *nix system, Halo doesn’t work with Windows…yet.
  • It will work on a Raspberry Pi, and a big powerful *nix server

Read more and see more on GitHub


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Haunted Jack-in-the-Box @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi #ElectronicHalloween

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 07:00, modified on 2017-10-13 21:27

From Sean Hodgins via RaspberryPi.org

After making a delightful Bitcoin lottery using a Raspberry Pi, Sean Hodgins brings us more Pi-powered goodness in time for every maker’s favourite holiday: Easter! Just kidding, it’s Halloween. Check out his hair-raising new build, the Haunted Jack in the Box.

Imagine yourself wandering around a dimly lit house. Your eyes idly scan a shelf. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a twangy melody! What was that? You take a closer look…there seems to be a box in jolly colours…with a handle that’s spinning by itself?!

Read more!


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This Jack O&#8217; Lantern Gets a Creepy Facelift with the Help of an Eye Bonnet and a Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 06:00, modified on 2017-10-16 16:40

Spooky build from Justin Smith (aka @JustinIsAMaker)!


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Active Cooling Your Raspberry Pi 3 #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-20 05:00, modified on 2017-10-18 14:24

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Keep your Pi 3 cool with this helpful guide by Ofer Dekel on Microsoft.GitHub.io:

The Raspberry Pi 3 tends to overheat when pushed to its limits. When the processor’s internal temperature approaches 85 degrees Celsius, it protects itself by clocking down or shutting down completely, and the performance of our AI models takes a hit.

These infra-red images show a Pi running idle (left) and after a few minutes of running a compute-intensive AI model (right). Notice that the main processor heats up much more than any of the other components on the board. Some cooling kits for the Raspberry Pi include heatsinks for the other components, but these infra-red images suggest that we should really focus on cooling the processor. In this tutorial, we will build a simple and effective active cooling solution for the Raspberry Pi 3.

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3055 06Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!


Scary Doll #ElectronicHalloween

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via Element 14 Raspberry Pi Projects blog

Dolls.

Why are dolls so scary to me? They watch you. Follow you. Walk around at night. Always evil. Always!

My fear must stem from a movie I saw as a child called “Dolls.” It frightened me so bad, I literally could not sleep, not even in the day! No other film did that to me. The Chucky series, Goosebumps episodes with the ventriloquist puppet, none of these scared me as a kid. It was something about that movie, Dolls… fuel for nightmares.

I’m not the only one. Dolls of various types always freak people out. Just take that movie “Annabelle,” the prequels to “The Conjuring” horror film series. All of which feature the doll, Annabelle.

To be honest, every single scary doll in anyone’s house I know… has been thrown out, burned or buried. Thank goodness!

However, for this project, there was a doll shortage. Who knew I would need one of those hideous things one day?

I tried many antique shops. But very freaky doll they had cost a fortune! Wouldn’t that be a double smack? I buy a 200 dollar doll, and it comes to life to get me! Luckily, some local resale stores had a few options. I found this one below… not as scary as I wanted it though.

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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, 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!


Destiny 2 Better Devils True Prophecy

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james mcintosh shared on MyMiniFactory:

Destiny 2 – Better Devils / True Prophecy

Modelled entirely in fusion 360 and coming in at 40cm long this Better Devils/True Prophecy replica has a working swing arm and magnetic locking power cell chamber.


Full Size Dalek from Doctor Who

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Matthew Palulis shared on MyMiniFactory:

Full SIze Dalek from Doctor Who

For those people interested. I have completed my Dalek upgrade. This is my costume for the local Comic-Cons. Here is what is printed.


Air Quality Meter

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Gabriele Daghetta shared on Thingiverse:

Air quality meter

Allows you to know the concentration of carbon dioxide and the total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), ie concentration in parts per billion of suspended particles.

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FranLab Examines an IEE 1960s Nimo Tube, a 10-gun 1&#8243; CRT Requiring 1750 VDC!

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The ‘stud’ or ‘bump’ anode connection on the side of the tube, along with the stencil design, and other features, make this one of the rarest (and oddest) display tubes not only of its time, but of all time!

Rarer Than A Moon Rock…. Deadlier Than Plutonium… It’s The NIMO Digital Display Tube! As far as I know this is the first and only time that an operational NIMO has ever been presented on YouTube. A FranLab Vintage Technology First! Thanks for watching…


Crawler rc &#8211; joystick #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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draynnov83 shares this great design for a RC Crawler!

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2573526


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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!


sino:bit first #oshwa certified board in China @realsexycyborg @oshwassociation

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GitHub – sinobitorg/hardware: Hardware designs for the sino:bit.

The sino:bit a single-board microcontroller designed for computer education in China. It is based on the Calliope miniwith permission of the Calliope mini project. While several modifications are planned, the first was to upgrade the LED matrix from 5×5 to 12×12. This allows for support of Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic and other non-Latin character based languages. Without this, the vast majority of the World’s children cannot experience the thrill of that first “Hello World” in their own language.

The sino:bit was created by Naomi Wu, an Open Source Hardware evangelist and DIY enthusiast. It was executed and engineered by Elecrow Technology, a Shenzhen based electronics company that offers contract manufacturing and engineering services to Maker and Hardware Enthusiasts.

At this year’s Open Hardware Summit, OSHWA announced that hardware from 15 countries have already been certified as officially open source hardware. With Naomi Wu’s sino:bit, that number is now 16. Naomi’s sino:bit is now CN000001 and the first certified open source hardware in China.

Read more!


Bootloader with a fork &#8211; @msmakecode @arduino

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Bootloader with a fork – Microsoft MakeCode.

After building the UF2 bootloader for SAMD21, I had the pleasure of scaling it up to a particular Linux embedded board and now I was able to scale it down to the AVR level, namely the world-famous Arduino UNO.

Read more – AND! If you have a CircuitPlayground express, try out makecode.adafruit.com !


New Guide: Eye of Newt #ElectronicHalloween Project

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Eye of NewtEye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,–
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

This guide is based on the Uncanny Eyes project by Phil Burgess, with a Halloween-y twist.  We’ll build an electronic eye as compact and small as possible.  Put it in a wide-mouthed jar and add it to your potion shelf, or attach a leather thong to wear it like a pendant around your neck.

See the full tutorial here

Build yours just in time for Halloween!


Dual Extrusion Rocketr #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Geoffro shares:

Give your dual extruder a workout!

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2574424


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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!


Forbidden Watchtower #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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kijai shares:

I modeled this after the box art of the tabletop game Forbidden Island.

The tower is hollow so you can add a LED inside, the base has some room for a battery but it’s not specifically designed for any particular setup.

There are files for merged whole model (still hollow) and separated roof options.

Funnily enough a LED tealight could be used upside down like in one of the pictures to make it look like a lighthouse! For that to fit better you should scale the model up a bit and print the flat roof option.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2574499


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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!


How to Make a Star Wars BB Droid Costume

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The next Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, will introduced at least one new BB droid to the ranks: BB-9E. The black and silver droid works for the First Order. If you’d like to make a BB-9E costume for your kid for Halloween, Jennifer Landa has you covered at StarWars.com. She has tutorials for making BB-9E, Lando Calrissian, and Leia Organa costumes. We’re going to focus on BB-9E.

The base of the costume includes a paper mache beach ball and a styrofoam doam. For the head of the BB unit:

Cut off the top portion of the half foam ball to make a flat surface instead of a rounded one.
Cover the entire foam piece with felt. Create detail on BB-9E’s dome with craft felt and attach using hot glue.
Make a headband by measuring and then cutting a piece of elastic long enough to fit around your child’s head. This strap can go around the back of your child’s head or under your child’s chin. Use hot glue to attach the elastic to both the left and right side of the bottom of BB-9E’s dome.

See photos of the costume in progress below and keep in mind you could adapt the process to make a BB unit of any color.

Get full instructions at StarWars.com.


Nerf Stryfe Rangefinder mod #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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vaeddyn shares:

This is a case specifically designed to fit on the left side of a Nerf Stryfe and mount a particular homebrew electronics package, consisting of a Raspberry Pi Zero fitted with a Pimoroni Rainbow Hat and an ultrasonic rangefinder. The LEDs, alphanumeric display, and capacitive buttons are all available from the back of the case while the rangefinder looks forward to, well, find range. A slot on the right side of the case admits wires, since power, magazine sensing switch, and trigger switch are all located inside the body of the Stryfe.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2577776


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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!


John Park&#8217;s Workshop — LIVE! 4pm ET 10/19/17 @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit #halloween

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JOHN PARK’S WORKSHOP — LIVE!  Coming up at 4pm ET on Thursday, 10/19/17! LIVE TEXT CHAT IS HERE in the Adafruit Discord chat!

The live video will be on Youtube LIVETwitchPeriscope (Twitter) and Facebook.

This week, John will give a sneak peek of a flying saucer project, and more Halloween shenanigans!

Join maker John Park in his workshop each week as he builds, 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 at 4pm ET/1pm PT (20:00 UTC).


Update &#8211; &#8220;Welcome back, Limor!&#8221; @facebook @adafruit

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Welcome Back Limor
My Facebook is back and I was greeted with this friendly severed blue hand upon logging in. Thank you to the many people inside and out of Facebook who looked into this.

Related:
Facebook update – removed 🙁 @facebook
Facebook bans @adafruit ‘s Ladyada… @facebook @finkd


MAKERbuino Case Remix #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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n602 shares this great design for a MAKERbuino!

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2578156


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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!


Lego Batmobile #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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The Bat Symbol on the wheels are the icing on the cake! Shared by Canino on Thingiverse:

No supports required. You could rotate the body and point front up or down, to get a smoother finish on the curvy lines. But that way supports are probably required.

I used 15% infill for wheels and shaft, which could probably be lower.
For the body i used 20%, but i think 30% would be better. I already have a slight crack in one of the wings (son crashed it into original lego batpod).

Sand the ends of the shaft before attaching the wheels. I made a left and right wheel because of the tire profiles (yes…OCD).

I eventually used an extra piece of lego as a seat for the minifig, as this made attaching and detaching it easier (couldnt find a black piece)

Edit: if your wheels dont spin freely use one of the “rear fix”spacers

Depending on orientation or printer settings your batmobiles wheels could spin a bit jaggy (as they did on mine). The original shaft runs completely through the body and print residue could make it spin jaggy.
I am new to making “functional” designs and will edit my future designs a bit with this in mind.
Rear fix2 should be a bit narrower fit. Try one of them, clip them a little bit and glue on.

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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!


One Developer&#8217;s &#8216;Favorite Commands from a Year of Vim&#8217; | #vim #opensource #texteditor

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We’re fans of vim, the Esc key, and keyboard controls in general. Atomic Object’s Jarek Wojciechowski wrote up his favorite commands after a year of dedicated use of vim, along with some good tips on copy/paste and other functions.

I’ve been using Vim as as my primary text editor for a little over a year now, and I’d like to share some of my favorite commands that I’ve discovered during that time. I’ll focus on sharing commands over configuration, so they can be used in any Vim environment.

Read more.


NEW PRODUCT &#8211; Adafruit INA219 FeatherWing

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NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit INA219 FeatherWing


The INA219 FeatherWing makes power-monitoring problems a thing of the past. Instead of struggling with two multimeters, you can just use the handy INA219B chip on this breakout to both measure both the high side voltage and DC current draw over I2C with 1% precision. Works with any and all Feathers! Communicates over I2C so its super-simple to use, you can even change the I2C address to have up to 4 of these Wings on one Feather.

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Many current-measuring devices are only good for low side measuring. That means that unless you want to get a battery involved, you have to stick the measurement resistor between the target ground and true ground. This can cause problems with circuits since electronics tend to not like it when the ground references change and move with varying current draw. This chip is much smarter – it can handle high side current measuring, up to +26VDC, even though it is powered with 3.3V. It will also report back that high side voltage, which is great for tracking battery life or solar panels.


A precision amplifier measures the voltage across the 0.1 ohm, 1% sense resistor. Since the amplifier maximum input difference is ±320mV this means it can measure up to ±3.2 Amps. With the internal 12 bit ADC, the resolution at ±3.2A range is 0.8mA. With the internal gain set at the minimum of div-8, the max current is ±400mA and the resolution is 0.1mA. Advanced hackers can remove the 0.1 ohm current sense resistor and replace it with their own to change the range (say a 0.01 ohm to measure up 32 Amps with a resolution of 8mA)

 

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In stock and shipping now!


Customizable Led/Neopixel Lamp #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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This awesome lamp was shared by Niyada on Thingiverse:

Hey Guys,
this a very small, modern Led Lamp I designed in Fusion360.
The special thing is that there’s a thread modelled in to it so can change your ‘Tops’ to what ever you want!

One file is called ‘ThreadPreset.step’. You can download it an modify it to fit your design.

It’s designed to fit in

a 16xNeopixel ring from Adafruit (https://www.adafruit.com/product/1463)
an Arduino Nano (https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-nano)
Its powered by the Mini-USB-input from the arduino nano.

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Featured Adafruit Product!

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NeoPixel Ring – 16 x 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers Round and round and round they go! 16 ultra bright smart LED NeoPixels are arranged in a circle with 1.75″ (44.5mm) outer diameter. The rings are ‘chainable’ – connect the output pin of one to the input pin of another. Use only one microcontroller pin to control as many as you can chain together!
(read 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!


NEW PRODUCT &#8211; Small Alligator Clip to Male Jumper Wire Bundle &#8211; 6 Pieces

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NEW PRODUCT – Small Alligator Clip to Male Jumper Wire Bundle – 6 Pieces


When working with unusual non-header-friendly surfaces, these handy cables will be your best friends! No longer will you have long, cumbersome strands of alligator clips. These compact jumper cables have a premium male header on one end and a grippy mini alligator clip on the other.

Grab onto your Flora, Circuit Playground, micro:bit, Gemma, or even a banana, and plug it into a breadboard for prototyping joy and ease!

  • 6 piece set, color-coded vinyl-covered 1″ alligator clips on one end and male jumper wires on the other end
  • Contains one of each: black, red, white, green, blue, and yellow
  • 26 AWG

 

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In stock and shipping now!


DecoTime angular timer #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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coolate shared this project on Thingiverse!

DecoTime is my Art Deco styled timer. It is powered by an Arduino driving two x27 168 or switec X25 stepper motors moving the needles. It also uses a MCP23S17 to drive the LEDs and take input from the two rotary encoders. A solenoid rings the bell when finished and the top LED flashes. It can be run off batteries(alkaline or NiMh), or usb. It also has an expansion port to use I2C with power. You can find the knobs, battery pack, and needles in my other uploads on thingiverse.

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!


3D Hangouts – Skulls, MusicMaker and Qi Charging #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Hang out with Noe & Pedro Ruiz and discover 3D printing! Get your 3D news, projects, design tutorials and more each week on Google+ Hangouts On Air.

Subscribe to the Adafruit and follow us on Google+ to catch future broadcasts. We’re warming up our printers, come hang out with us this Wednesday!

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Skull Mister Project
https://learn.adafruit.com/glowing-smokey-skull/overview

New Cases for Circuit Playground
https://learn.adafruit.com/case-for-circuit-playground/3d-printing

DIY Slide Switch Guide
https://learn.adafruit.com/on-slash-off-switches/overview

Life Size Lego Batmobile
http://www.instructables.com/id/Life-Size-LEGO-Batman-Movie-Batmobile/

Halloween Animated Candy Bowl
https://www.target.com/p/halloween-animated-crystal-ball-candy-bowl-hyde-and-eek-boutique-153/-/A-52281499#lnk=newtab

DIY Pocket Operator Arcade Button Mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwAL8b7giOk

Layered Acrylic + Wood LED Sign
https://vimeo.com/237170768

Subscribe to Blitz City DIY
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbAUKL7V6OOGumQEeDMYQvQ

Wearable 3D Printer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srVHzKsBguM

OLED Spooky Eyes for Pumpkins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKdTrnGsCt0

Fancy Skull on Thingiverse
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2562664

Qi Wireless Charging Module for microUSB
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2115

Qi Wireless Charging – Universal Receiver
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1901

Qi Wireless Charging Transmitter
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2162

Adafruit Discount for Educators
https://www.adafruit.com/educators

3D Printing Projects Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG

3D Hangout Show Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y

Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb

Timelapse Tuesday Playlist:
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