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CyArk Plan to Scan 500 World Heritage Sites | #3Dscanning #lasers

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 14:38, modified on 2017-12-11 22:39

When non-profit initiatives and technology collide really interesting things are made possible! CyArk are embarked on an ambitious project to digitally preserve 500 heritage sites around the globe spanning 3000+ years of human civilization.

CyArk was founded in 2003 to ensure heritage sites are available to future generations, while making them uniquely accessible today. CyArk operates internationally as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of using new technologies to create a free, 3D online library of the world’s cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time.

CyArk uses cutting edge technology to capture detailed 3D representations of world’s significant cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time.

Bouncing laser light off the surfaces, 3D scanners measure millions of points a second, accurate to a few millimeters to create a 3D data set, or point cloud. Colors represent the intensity of reflection from the surface.

Individual data points are joined together via small triangles, connecting each of the dots and forming a wireframe. These triangles are used to form a solid surface from the points, which creates a solid 3D model

The 3D model generated from the point cloud is then colored using photographs taken of the surface of the structure. The result is a photo-real 3D model which can be used to further study the monument and used for conservation and education.

Read more.


Making a radio with the Pimoroni Hyperpixel and a Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #Raspberrypi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 14:00, modified on 2017-12-11 23:29

Great new project and write-up from Giles Booth.

I just got a HyperPIxel Raspberry Pi touch-screen LCD display from Pimoroni. This neat display is the same size as the Raspberry Pi itself, and covers all its GPIO pins but it is a touchscreen and it does shift 800×480 pixel video at 60 frames a second. I have plans to do something with a camera and this screen, but as a first project I fell back to my standard: can I make a radio from it?

Being a touch screen, some kind of GUI would be a good idea, and the project I hacked together gave me an excuse to play with Tkinter, the default, but far from ideal, GUI toolkit that Python has installed by default.

I had problems getting the HyperPixel to work at first – I had to do a clean install of Raspbian Jesse, presumably because some other project was interfering with some of the GPIO pins.

Via RaspberryPiPod

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Limor Fried: building electronic dreams | E&T Magazine @TheIET @adafruit #adafruit

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 13:40, modified at 13:35

Et Limor Fried

Limor Fried: building electronic dreams | E&T Magazine.

She’s the MIT hacker and engineer who burst onto the DIY electronics scene when she founded open-source hardware company Adafruit in 2005. Meet Limor ‘Ladyada’ Fried.

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Update: Alternatives to ULINE shipping supplies – shipping boxes, packing materials and mailing supplies @uline not related to #boycottuline

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 13:32, modified at 13:40

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Pictured above, snippets from “Letters from the President” from the ULINE catalogs that are sent to us all the time…

Ok! OVER 3 YEARS AGO (APRIL 14, 2014) we posted a now (more) popular resource list “Alternatives to ULINE shipping supplies – shipping boxes, packing materials and mailing supplies.” Why?

We started out using ULINE in the early days of Adafruit when we didn’t know anywhere else, and we’ve completely outgrown their products/pricing and service – APRIL 14, 2014.

The resource list was posted YEARS before the #boycottuline efforts which are gaining a lot of support. Companies, artists, makers, Etsy sellers, have informed us they are saving big bucks and getting better quality packaging and better customer service than from Uline.

Related:


Uline Hall Oats

Hallandoates

Email that was sent to Adafruit regarding our post 11/30/2017, I like many of the Hall and Oats songs on the free CD Uline sent me.

Alternatives to Uline shipping is a political post and the authors made it about Hall and Oats to hide the fact. It is kind of distasteful that you would USE me and others and potentially embarrass your readers because you are not up front about an agenda. The fact is the authors did not like the fact that uline makes political contributions and the post lets others unknowingly contribute to a political fight without telling them so. In real life, this is not professional because you are putting politics ahead of others business interests and by not telling people up front, you don’t care who gets embarrassed because they didn’t read all the links first. The authors used a company acting as a public relations firm to hide the fact. It is deceitful. I don’t care if you have political views but when you try to hide the fact and paint it as being about hall and outs, you have an agenda and it is not caring about us.

Additionally, someone claiming to be a reporter tweeted to us about all this recent #boycottuline stuff, we DM’ed back, but he did not contact us back. So to be super duper clear, I either have a time machine and knew this was all going to happen and told myself to post about Uline alternatives over 3+ years ago, OR, as we said over 3 years ago, we completely outgrew their products/pricing, customer support, and posted good deals and better suppliers than Uline to help other businesses and individuals, one must be true.


Raspberry Pi Serial Reading and Writing #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 12:00, modified on 2017-12-12 13:59

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From PiMyLifeUp:

In this Raspberry pi serial reading and writing tutorial, we will be showing you how to read and write data through the serial GPIO connections that are made available to you on your Raspberry Pi.

We will be showing you how to do these serial writes by using a RS232 to TTL Adapter to create a loop back to the Raspberry Pi, the same concept will work with any serial device.

You will be learning what GPIO pins you need to utilize to be able to wire up to your serial device to the Raspberry Pi, we will also be showing the steps you must go through to allow the Raspberry Pi to read and write through the TX and RX GPIO pins.

We will also be teaching you how you would read and write data through the serial ports using the Python programming language, this should give you a good idea how you would deal with normal serial devices and not just a loopback to the Raspberry Pi.

Read more


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The Ghost Scrap Box v1.0 @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 11:00, modified on 2017-12-11 23:24

Check out this awesome project from Chris Stephenson (aka @TechBookMaker) built for Leeds Libraries in the UK! From Chris:

Inspired by @leedslibraries https://secretlibraryleeds.net/tag/ghosts/ by @rosshorsley Place a card and hear a fragment read from the Ghost Scrap Book + more


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Steampunk Radio Jukebox @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 10:00, modified on 2017-12-13 14:50

via RaspberryPi.org

With a background in radio electronics, Matt Van Gastel had always planned to restore his great-grandparents’ mid-30s Westinghouse radio. “I even found the original schematics glued to the bottom of the base of the main electronics assembly,” he explains in his Instructables walkthrough. However, considering the age of the piece and the cost of sourcing parts for a repair, he decided to take the project in a slightly different direction.

“I pulled the main electronics assembly out quite easily, it was held in by four flat head screws […] I decided to make a Steampunk themed Jukebox based off this main assembly and power it with a Raspberry Pi,” he writes.

Matt added JustBoom’s Amp HAT to a Raspberry Pi 3 to boost the sound quality and functionality of the board.

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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!


Average Man vs Raspberry Pi’s Seven Pi Add-On Boards #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 09:00, modified on 2017-12-05 15:14


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From Average Man vs Raspberry Pi:

t’s been a couple of weeks since I returned to the Pi, and I’m already seeing people using the same old default add-on boards all over the internet. Don’t get me wrong – they’re popular because they’re good quality, useful and affordable – but they don’t excite me.

What does excite me is when I find small batches of weird little wonders lurking in the dark, dingy alleyways of the internet. Odd little boards from different places, in different colours with different features.

They’re not mass-market, they’re not easy to find, and they’re usually not as cheap as mainstream options – but they are different – and that makes them interesting.

So, here we go average readers, a short list of some of the lesser-known oddities of the Pi add-on market that I’ve found. Enjoy!

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Build an Emotive SelfieBot Camera with a Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 08:00, modified on 2017-12-13 14:46

via Raspberry Pi Pod

Sophy Wong and her husband have built themselves a selfie booth using a Raspberry Pi. The booth has a camera (obviously) and a screen which displays a facial expression. The selfies taken are printed out by a thermal printer and the bot also emits sounds appropriate to what it’s doing. A full build log, including lots of photographs and all the files you’ll need to laser cut and/or 3D print the case are available over at Adafruit.

Read more


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Raspberry Pi Snow-Bot! @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 07:00, modified on 2017-12-11 23:19

Wonderfully wintry project from David Pride!


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!


Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Feather – Feather Packs

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 05:30, modified at 03:13

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Today’s gift guide is devoted to Feather packs! The perfect gift to introduce your favorite techie to the world of Feather! This is day 5 of our week of feather gift guides – (Be sure to check out our day 1, day 2 day 3 and day 4 guides)


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AdaBox001:AdaBox001 – Welcome to the Feather Ecosystem is the perfect gift for folks who are just getting started in the world of DIY electronics. It’s an excellent introduction to our wide world of Adafruit Feather and a great way to test the waters of AdaBox before committing to a subscription.

Includes:

  • Feather 32u4 AdaLogger – fully assembled and pre-soldered with Feather Stacking Headers
  • NeoPixel Feather Wing – fully assembled and pre-soldered with male headers to plug right into the Feather 32u4
  • USB Cable – A/Micro B
  • Assembled Standard LCD 16×2 + extras – White on Blue
  • Male/Male Jumper Wires – 40 x 6”
  • Piezo Buzzer
  • TMP36 Analog Temperature Sensor
  • Diffused RGB LED
  • Short Flex Sensor
  • Full Size Breadboard
  • AdaBox Parts Bag

See more!


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AdaBox002: AdaBox002 – Making Things Move with our Feather Bluetooth LE Mini Robot Rover : This project contains just about everything you need to make your very own Bluetooth controlled mini-robot! You get a Feather Bluefruit LE (Arduino compatible microcontroller with Bluetooth LE radio), motor control wing, three-layer round robot chassis, two motors, two wheels, a battery pack + 4 x AA batteries, breadboard and even a little speaker to let your robot sing! All you need is a ~500mAh LiPoly battery sold separately.

Everything is plug-and-play – No soldering required! Use any iOS or Android phone with our free Bluefruit Connect app to control your robot friend after it’s been built.

See more!


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AdaBox004: Sit down, strap in, and pump your Feather ecosystem up to 11. The last of our Feather-focused AdaBoxes has all the ingredients for a remote controlled music player, a Zen-inducing meditation machine, or your very own Radio Free Adafruit that streams tunes through the internet.

See more!


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MyMiniRaceCar Project Pack – Featuring TE & Digikey: This project contains just about everything you need to make your very own Bluetooth controlled mini-robot, with the added bonus of a temperature & humidity sensor! You get a Feather Bluefruit LE (Arduino compatible microcontroller with Bluetooth LE radio), motor control wing, HTU21D-F temperature & humidity breakout board, three-layer round robot chassis, two motors, two wheels, a battery pack + 4 x AA batteries, a lithium ion battery, breadboard and a nifty pocket screwdriver!

See more!


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Huzzah! Adafruit.io Internet of Things Feather ESP8266 – WiFi Starter Kit: This pack is designed for people who want to use the new low-cost Adafruit Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266 WiFi microcontroller and are comfortable with that platform to explore IoT. A Feather HUZZAH development board is included. An Arduino or other microcontroller is not required.

This pack DOES NOT include a standard USB micro-B cable (use any cable you have as long as its sync+charge not ‘charge only’), a solderless breadboard, or a Lipoly battery (take your project on the go!) – you will need a USB cable to program and debug your HUZZAH & either USB or a Lipoly battery to power the Feather HUZZAH. You may also want a full size breadboard and some prototyping wires. Some soldering is required to assemble the Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 and HDC1008 sensor.

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We’re excited for the Holiday Season here at Adafruit and we can’t wait to share that excitement with you! Tune into the Adafruit Blog for six weeks of hand picked Adafruit Holiday Gift Guides featuring Adafruit products, projects and more starting Monday November 13.

Still not sure if you’re on the right gift giving track? Gift Certificates are the perfect cyber-present for the electronics geek in your life and are available at any time. When in doubt contact us!


Free Deals

Adafruit offers exciting deals and free items when you shop with us.

As of October 9th, 2017 12:00 PM ET we are offering a number of free products!

For orders of $149 or more – a free Adafruit Trinket M0

For orders of $200 or more – free UPS ground shipping (*Continental USA only)

For orders of $249 or more – a free Adafruit Gemma M0

For orders of $299 or more – a free Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

If you love CircuitPython, then you’ll love this promotion! The Trinket M0, GEMMA M0, and Circuit Playground Express are all great boards for getting going with CircuitPython.

Some restrictions apply


Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2017

Here are your 2017 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control. Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays over the last few years.

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for DHL, UPS or USPS.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, Christmas, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Domestic Orders

UPS Ground: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.

UPS 3 Day: Place orders by Thursday 11 am ET – December 14, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017.

UPS 2 Day: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 15, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017

UPS Next Day: Place orders by Monday 11 am ET – December 18, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017.

USPS First Class and USPS Priority: Place orders by Friday– December 8, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner.

International Orders

USPS First Class Mail International: Place orders by Friday – November 18, 2017. Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/22/2017.

USPS Express Mail International: Place orders by Friday – December 1, 2017. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner.

UPS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS, UPS WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED and UPS EXPRESS SAVER (UPS International orders): Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.

DHL EXPRESS WORLDWIDE: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.


Raspberry Pi Zero W – Automation pHAT – Traffic Light Tower #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 05:00, modified on 2017-12-12 16:19

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Shared by Tyeth on Hackster.io:

There was a black friday deal on the 12V traffic light tower at pimoroni (very similar to the adafruit one), so I finally had an excuse to order a Raspberry Pi Zero W, with the automation pHAT (the automation HATs baby brother), and get a cool rpi GPIO board thrown in for free…

The initial thought was to have this wireless traffic light hooked up to monitor my (and potentially my teams) software builds and deployments at work, and to display progress visually while I walk around the office procrastinating…letting me know if there were any warnings (orange light) during the build, or errors (red light and buzzer if fatal error).

Raspberry Pi Zero W Automation pHAT Traffic Light Tower Hackster io

Learn more!


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Ornament with Snowflake Drawings #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 03:00, modified on 2017-12-12 02:24


pmoews shares:

A polyhedron decorated with 12 snowflakes drawn by hand. The snowflake drawings were copied from plates contained in a copy of “Snowflakes: A chapter from the book of nature”. It was published in 1863 by the American Tract Society in Boston. The plates are dark blue with white snowflake drawings.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2698413


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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!


hanukkah Dreidel #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 02:00, modified on 2017-12-12 02:15

https://www.thingiverse.com/SPORTAGE shares:

This dreidel is made of two parts – the body and the pin. I provided also the pin only, so you can scale it to match if your printer is not accurate.

Enjoy

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2698950


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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!


X-Mas Tree #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 01:00, modified on 2017-12-12 02:12

Makersshop shares this cool X-Mas Decor design!

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2698991


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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!


8 Bit Star And Moon Ornament #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 23:00, modified on 2017-12-12 02:00

McSassyPants shares:

I found a file for an 8 bit ornament on another website and printed it off for my office tree. My wife looked at it and mentioned “What if you could put a light in it?” Well, that’s what I did! I cut a hole in the bottom large enough to fit a standard Christmas tree light into it and used a hanging hook to suspend it over the light. I used 0% infill but the eyes sunk in, I would advise 5% infill or so just for the eyes, but I have found that 30% has a nice “mesh” look to it.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2699060


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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!


All the Internet of Things – Episode 2 – Protocols @digikey #AllTheIoT #digikey #IoT #protocols @adafruit #adafruit

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 22:30, modified at 22:31

All the Internet of Things – Episode 2 – Protocols @ The Adafruit Learning System. Ladyada hits protocols in the one (video).

I’d like to welcome you to the second episode of our new series of videos and guides, designed to help you learn about and make your very own connected objects This is Adafruit and Digikey’s ALL THE INTERNET OF THINGS - a six-part series, covering everything you need to know about the Internet of Things (which we will shorten to IoT). For our second guide, we’ll go over the most popular protocols used in the IoT industry, as well as the upsides and downsides of each type of protocol to help you decide what you’ll use to connect your devices to the internet and exchange data. In TRANSPORTS we talked about – “How to Get From Your Device to the Internet” – POWER, DISTANCE, AND BITS.

Visit: http://www.digikey.com/alltheiot


LED Matrix and Nodemcu stand #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 22:00, modified on 2017-12-12 01:55

Stoney shares:

Just a quick solution to provide some diffusion, stand the matrix up and hold the MCU.
Printed in white PLA, I used 0.28mm layer height and plenty of light gets through the single layer front.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2699474


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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’s Workshop — LIVE! 12/14/17 @johnedgarpark @adafruit #adafruit

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 21:02

JOHN PARK’S WORKSHOP — LIVE! Coming up 4pm ET Today, 12/14/17! LIVE TEXT CHAT IS HERE in the Adafruit Discord chat!

On today’s show: Star Wars Lightsaber DIY

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, 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! 4pm ET/1pm PT!


Organic Snowflake Ornaments #3DPrinting #3DThursday

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 21:00, modified on 2017-12-12 20:59

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mathgrrl shared this project on Thingiverse!

Nobody’s perfect, not even snowflakes.

These six organic snowflake designs were procedurally generated with code in a way that mimics the way that actual snowflakes form as they fall to earth through changing temperature and atmospheric conditions. The code includes random “wiggles” that introduce imperfections into the structure of the flake, creating a stylized, organic form.

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!


Printed Reindeer Wine Holder #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 20:00, modified on 2017-12-12 01:45

BlaineLefebvre shares:

This is a 3d Printer version of the Reindeer wine stand by petervdb.
Glue the pieces together with whatever glue works for the filament you use.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2695976


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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!


Leg Lamp #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 19:00, modified on 2017-12-12 18:34

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Shared by Roseks on Thingiverse:

I wanted to see if I could make the Christmas Story Leg Lamp for my parents to put in their bow window. I used the Leg file made by jetpuf, cut it into 4 sections so that it can be scaled up to make a larger lamp and added a tube in the middle so you can run a lamp cord through the leg to wire it for a light bulb lamp socket. I printed the 4 sections on our MakerBot Replicator2. Scaled up 400%. I printed it in clear PLA with a 5% infill.
I plan on painting the leg and securing it to a wooden circle base, A larger lamp shade with fringe is needed as well.
Leg Height is 20 1/8″

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!


Here is a 3D-Printed Pendulum Clock

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Unfortunately the files are not available but the clock does appear to be based on documents circa 1878 that detail the clock’s inner workings – hint hint – otherwise the clock costs ~$2,800.

In 1878 Moritz Grossmann, founder of the German Watchmaking School in Glashütte, wrote an article for the German Horological Journal describing design criteria and practical solutions for a precision regulator clock. Grossmann’s explanations from 1878 form the basis for the design of the Ingénieur du Temps 3D printed clock. Important features such as the dial layout and the repartition of the gear train are taken directly from Grossmann’s explanations resulting in a reliable and accurate clock that is esthetically pleasing. From that solid base modern 3D printing technology allows a playful execution of the design resulting in a very modern clock based on historical principals.

Specifications:
– Precision 1 Second Pendulum Wall Clock
– Printed with modern 3D printing technology
– 9 precision ball axle bearings and 2 bronze anchor bearings to minimise friction
– Carbon fiber pendulum rod with low thermal coefficient of expansion for best timekeeping
– Graham Escapement
– 8 Day Power reserve

Height 1080mm, Width 305mm, Depth 100mm
Modern 3D printing technology allows freedom of forms and colors.
Any two colors can be chosen for your clock, further colors in option.

[via WatchesbySJX blog]


Curated Adafruit products, unique collectibles, and exclusive discounts. Delivered quarterly. Give the gift of AdaBox!

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AdaBox – curated Adafruit products, unique collectibles, and exclusive discounts. All delivered quarterly.

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Buy a specific number of AdaBoxes up front. Starting with the next AdaBox installment we will ship one AdaBox directly to the gift recipient until the gift subscription is fulfilled.

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We’re excited for the Holiday Season here at Adafruit and we can’t wait to share that excitement with you! Tune into the Adafruit Blog for six weeks of hand picked Adafruit Holiday Gift Guides featuring Adafruit products, projects and more starting Monday November 13.

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Adafruit offers exciting deals and free items when you shop with us.

As of October 9th, 2017 12:00 PM ET we are offering a number of free products!

For orders of $149 or more – a free Adafruit Trinket M0

For orders of $200 or more – free UPS ground shipping (*Continental USA only)

For orders of $249 or more – a free Adafruit Gemma M0

For orders of $299 or more – a free Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

If you love CircuitPython, then you’ll love this promotion! The Trinket M0, GEMMA M0, and Circuit Playground Express are all great boards for getting going with CircuitPython.

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Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2017

Here are your 2017 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control. Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays over the last few years.

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for DHL, UPS or USPS.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, Christmas, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

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Snowflake Christmas gyroscope #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Shared by Schiuma on Thingiverse:

I was ispired by many snowflakes present here, but this one can be printed all in one. It is parametric so you don’t have to change anything. If you want you can scale the dimensions to fit your needs.

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!


Christmas Tree #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Callum_McCul shares:

Somewhat complex Christmas tree for printing in vase mode. challenges with 30 and 45 degree overhangs. Photo’s are of models scaled and sliced in Simplify3D, printed on my Wanhao Duplicator I3, in the cheapest PLA i could get my hands on from amazon.
Designed for my mum.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2685378


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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 Project! Adabot Google AIY Voice Kit

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Full learning guide (includes Fusion 360 source, Product Links, Software setup, etc.)
https://learn.adafruit.com/3d-printed-google-aiy-voice-kit/overview

Upgrade from the included cardboard box to a fully mountable, customizable enclosure! Our design features snap fit lids with standoffs to securely attach all of the comments required to to build your own Google Assistant Voice project!

Our enclosure fits Raspberry Pi boards with the voice hat, opening for all of the ports, as well as mounts for the microphone and arcade button.

The design is completely open and allows you add include more parts for any type of AI project!


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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 USB Drive Case #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Lego USB Drive Case

By: MosaicManufacturing
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2499099
Type A Machine Pro
Blue Orange Gray PLA
9hrs 20min
X:34 Y:13 Z:20mm
.2mm layer / .4mm nozzle
10% Infill / 1mm retract
220C / 0C
6g, waste 48g
90mm/s


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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!


Christmas Ornaments #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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mag-net shared this project on Thingiverse!

The ubiquitous Santa, Snowman, and Christmas Tree!!!!

Print and paint your own Christmas ornaments.

Santa and the Snowman are hollow. The tree is cut in half so it shouldn’t have too much weight.

Hope you enjoy. I had fun designing them.

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!


Starfield LED Ceiling-/Wall-Lamp #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Shared by zeropage on Thingiverse:

This is a very compact and flat (WxLxH 20x20x1,7cm) ceilling-/wall lamp. The lamp accommodates 41 LEDs that shine through small holes to create the look-and-feel of a starry sky. Really nice once you have it hanging on the ceiling!

It heavily depends on your requirements how much work it will cost until you can enjoy the simulated starry sky. Or the requirements of your companion. 🙂

I added some pictures and videos that show what pain I underwent to get a lamp with a really nice finish. I have a couple of learnings and suggestions if you plan to create a lamp like this (or this lamp)

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!


Christmas Tree for Circuit Playground Express #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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cyborg5 shared this project on Thingiverse!

This is a modified version of my Twisty Tree Christmas ornament with notches cut out so that it can sit atop an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.

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!


ESP8266 + Neopixel Wedding Table Centres controlled via a PI #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 10:00, modified on 2017-12-12 18:20

Shared by Brian Lough on YouTube:

In this video I will go through the table centres I created for my wedding. Each had a ESP8266 and a neopixel ring in it and they all worked synchronously together as they were being controlled by Node red on a Pi Zero W

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!


Holiday Ornaments based on a Truncated Octahedron #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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pmoews shared this project on Thingiverse!

The polyhedron has 6 square faces and 8 equilateral triangular faces. The triangular faces and 5 of the square faces were omitted. It also has 24 irregular pentagonal faces which are roughly triangular in shape. The pentagonal faces were decorated with either stars or snowflakes. Both versions contain a small, partially hidden, outline of a cat.

The ornaments print without support. OpenSCAD code is included.

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!


Candy Cane Pole Three Colour – Single Extruder #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Shared by bugman_140 on Thingiverse:

This is a 3 Colour Candy cane Pole that can be printed on your Single extruder printer then twisted together.

just print the STL 3 times in your chosen colours.
I printed mine in Fillamentum Signal Red, Traffic White and Grass Green.

I printed it on my CR-10 with a 0.6mm Nozzle using 0.15mm layer heights,
with Zero infill and no supports

Have Fun and

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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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!


Christmas Tree Star #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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psdesign shared this project on Thingiverse!

This is similar to many others out there, but I created this from scratch so you can print both halves easily.

I add custom support only under the edges of Christmas StarTop.stl.

The rest prints without support.

The two halves should fit together nicely and you can use the christmas star spine (print 2 of these) to align during assembly.

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!


Dual/Multi Material Christmas Tree Ornaments #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 06:00, modified on 2017-12-12 01:39

ucdmoo shares:

Remix of Christmas Cookie Ornaments (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2679647) for dual extrusion/material. No glue necessary.

Open the corresponding ‘body’ and ‘detail’ files in your favorite slicer, set your preferred colors for each model, merge, and print.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2700899


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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!


From the mail bag…

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From the mail bag!

Hi there.

Support probably isn’t really Lady Ada, no matter what gmail tells me, but if it is: I really admire your work. I mean it. What Adafruit does is incredible. So liberating.

Cheers.
Peter


Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Feather – Flashy Fun Feathers

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Today is Day 4 of our week of gift guides devoted to the Feather! (Check out day 1, day 2 and day 3 coverage) Check out the gift guide below to find the perfect feather add-on for your loved one!


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Adafruit 15×7 CharliePlex LED Matrix FeatherWing – Cool White: You wont be able to look away from the mesmerizing patterns created by this Adafruit 15×7 CharliePlex LED Matrix Display FeatherWing. This 15×7 LED display can be paired with any of our Feather boards for a beautiful, bright grid of 105 charlieplexed LEDs. It even comes with a built-in charlieplex driver that is run over I2C.

We carry these FeatherWings in five vivid colors – this is the Cool White matrix.

What is particularly nice about this Wing is the I2C LED driver chip has the ability to PWM each individual LED in a 15×7 grid so you can have beautiful LED lighting effects, without a lot of pin twiddling. Simply tell the chip which LED on the grid you want lit, and what brightness and it’s all taken care of for you. You get 8-bit (256 level) dimming for each individual LED.

The IS31FL3731 is a nice little chip – and it runs happily over 3.3V power. Inside is enough RAM for 8 separate frames of display memory so you can set up multiple frames of an animation and flip them to be displayed with a single command. Since it uses I2C, it takes up only the SDA/SCL pins on your Feather and can share those pins with other I2C devices and sensors.

Related Guides in the Adafruit Learn System


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NeoPixel FeatherWing – 4×8 RGB LED Add-on: This is the NeoPixel FeatherWing, a 4×8 RGB LED Add-on For All Feather Boards! Using our Feather Stacking Headers or Feather Female Headers you can connect a FeatherWing on top or bottom of your Feather board and make your Feather board strut like a peacock at a rave.

Put on your sunglasses before staring into these 32 configurable eye-blistering RGB LEDs. Arranged in a 4×8 matrix, each pixel is individually addressable. Only one pin is required to control all the LEDs. On the bottom we have jumpers for the DIN line to any of the I/O pins on a Feather. Works with any/all of our Feathers! You can cut the default jumper trace and use any pin you like. (In particular, the default pin for Feather Huzzah ESP8266 must be moved, try pin #15!)

To make it easy to start, the LEDs are by default powered from either the USB power line or Battery power line, whichever is higher. Two Schottky diodes are used to switch between the two. This power arrangement is able to handle 1 Amp of constant current draw and maybe 2A peak, so not a good way to make a flashlight. It’s better for colorful effects.

Related Guides in the Adafruit Learn System


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TFT FeatherWing – 2.4” 320×240 Touchscreen:Spice up your Feather project with a beautiful 2.4″ touchscreen display shield with built in microSD card socket. This TFT display is 2.4″ diagonal with a bright 4 white-LED backlight. You get 240×320 pixels with individual 16-bit color pixel control. It has way more resolution than a black and white 128×64 display. As a bonus, this display comes with a resistive touchscreen attached to it already, so you can detect finger presses anywhere on the screen.

This FeatherWing uses a SPI display so it works fast on each and every one of our Feathers. We also include an SPI resistive touchscreen controller so you only need one additional pin to add a high quality touchscreen controller. One more pin is used for an optional SD card that can be used for storing images for display.

This Wing comes fully assembled with dual sockets for your Feather to plug into. You get two sockets per pin so you can plug in wires if you want to connect to Feather pins. Alternatively, each pin has a large square pad on the PCB for direct soldering.

Four mounting holes make it easy to attach this Wing anywhere. We also include a big reset button and an on/off switch connected to the Feather Enable pin (note that the Teensy 3.x Feather does not use the Enable pin so the switch will not do anything with that type).

Related Guides in the Adafruit Learn System


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Adafruit DotStar FeatherWing – 6 x 12 RGB LEDs: This is the DotStar FeatherWing, a 6×12 RGB LED Add-on For All Feather Boards! Using our Feather Stacking Headers or Feather Female Headers you can connect a FeatherWing on top or bottom of your Feather board and make your Feather board strut like a peacock at a rave.

Put on your sunglasses before staring into these 72 configurable RGB LEDs, they are super bright! Arranged in a 6×12 matrix, each 2mm by 2mm sized RGB pixel is individually addressable. Only two pins are required to control all the LEDs. On the bottom we have jumpers for the Data and Clock lines so you can change them from the defaults. Works with any/all of our Feathers! You can cut the default jumper traces and use any pins you like

To make it easy to start, the LEDs are by default powered from either the USB power line or Battery power line, whichever is higher. Two Schottky diodes are used to switch between the two. This power arrangement is able to handle 1 Amp of constant current draw and maybe 2A peak, so not a good way to make a flashlight. It’s better for colorful effects. A power MOSFET is set up and connected to the ENABLE pin on the Feather so that when the Feather is disabled, the wing will also cut power.

Related Guides in the Adafruit Learn System


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Adafruit Joy FeatherWing:Make a game or robotic controller with this Joy-ful FeatherWing.This FeatherWing has a 2-axis joystick and 5 momentary buttons (4 large and 1 small) so you can turn your feather board into a tiny game controller. This wing communicates with your host microcontroller over I2C so it’s easy to use and doesn’t take up any of your precious analog or digital pins. There is also an optional interrupt pin that can alert your feather when a button has been pressed or released to free up processor time for other tasks.

This FeatherWing features Adafruit Seesaw technology – a custom programmed little helper microcontroller that takes the two analog inputs from the joystick, and 5 button inputs, and converts it into a pretty I2C interface. This I2C interface means you don’t ‘lose’ any GPIO or analog inputs when using this ‘Wing, and it works with any and all Feathers! You can easily stack this with any other FeatherWing because I2C is a shared bus. If you have an I2C address conflict, or you want to connect more than one of these to a Feather, there are two address-select jumpers so you have 4 options of I2C addresses

There’s an optional IRQ (interrupt) line that you can use if you’d like the Wing to let you know when a button has been pressed. Since its optional (and most Feathers are perfectly happy polling the Wing for data) we left a bunch of solder jumpers so you can select what pin has the IRQ on it. Or just leave it disconnected!

We have an Adafruit Seesaw library for Arduino, Python and CircuitPython so you can get started with the Joy FeatherWing in a jiffy.

Related Guides in the Adafruit Learn System


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We’re excited for the Holiday Season here at Adafruit and we can’t wait to share that excitement with you! Tune into the Adafruit Blog for six weeks of hand picked Adafruit Holiday Gift Guides featuring Adafruit products, projects and more starting Monday November 13.

Still not sure if you’re on the right gift giving track? Gift Certificates are the perfect cyber-present for the electronics geek in your life and are available at any time. When in doubt contact us!


Free Deals

Adafruit offers exciting deals and free items when you shop with us.

As of October 9th, 2017 12:00 PM ET we are offering a number of free products!

For orders of $149 or more – a free Adafruit Trinket M0

For orders of $200 or more – free UPS ground shipping (*Continental USA only)

For orders of $249 or more – a free Adafruit Gemma M0

For orders of $299 or more – a free Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

If you love CircuitPython, then you’ll love this promotion! The Trinket M0, GEMMA M0, and Circuit Playground Express are all great boards for getting going with CircuitPython.

Some restrictions apply


Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2017

Here are your 2017 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control. Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays over the last few years.

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for DHL, UPS or USPS.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, Christmas, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Domestic Orders

UPS Ground: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.

UPS 3 Day: Place orders by Thursday 11 am ET – December 14, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017.

UPS 2 Day: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 15, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017

UPS Next Day: Place orders by Monday 11 am ET – December 18, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017.

USPS First Class and USPS Priority: Place orders by Friday– December 8, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner.

International Orders

USPS First Class Mail International: Place orders by Friday – November 18, 2017. Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/22/2017.

USPS Express Mail International: Place orders by Friday – December 1, 2017. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner.

UPS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS, UPS WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED and UPS EXPRESS SAVER (UPS International orders): Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.

DHL EXPRESS WORLDWIDE: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.


SHOW-AND-TELL LIVE VIDEO! 12/13/17 (video) #showandtell @adafruit #adafruit

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SHOW-AND-TELL LIVE VIDEO! 12/13/17 (video). Want to join the #showandtell Here’s how and video. The live chat for videos is over on Adafruit’s Discord server, JOIN here!


‘Sea Peanut’ is an Electron Microscope Image of a Marine Phytoplankton

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ThermoFisher Scientific have a community gallery of 989 images made with electron microscopes! From micro-organisms to interference lithography, from false color images to 50,000x resolution, check out the gallery, including this ‘sea peanut’ marine phytoplankton:

Marine phytoplancton

Courtesy of Philippe Crassous

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 11000
Detector: SE
Voltage: 10
Vacuum: 10-4 mbar
Horizontal Field Width: 27.1µm
Working Distance: 9.9mm
Spot: 2.5

Read more.


NYC Drone Photos by Humza Deas

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NYC Drone Photos by Humza Deas.

We first got to know Humza Deas three years ago, when he was a 17-year-old self-taught photographer taking the sorts of thrilling pictures of the city, often from places he wasn’t technically supposed to be, which someone who is maybe no longer a teenager would probably not attempt. One of them ended up on the cover of our 2014 Reasons to Love New York issue, of his legs dangling awesomely (or terrifyingly, if you’ve got a touch of vertigo) over the streets. More recently, he’s been experimenting with taking photos with a drone, letting us again see our familiar city in all-new ways. We loved them, and asked him to shoot some of them just for us.


BONUS! Mike Doell on ASK AN ENGINEER tonight too! @mike_doell @adafruit #askanengineer 8pm ET!

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Mike Doell will ALSO be on the show tonight! A Toronto based industrial designer that makes stuff up and actually gets paid for it. Mike designed many of the popular products, enclosures and more at Adafruit! Stop by at 8pm, we have Autodesk AND Mike on the show tonight! Check out posts about Mike and his work here – Adafruit.


Open Studios, Winter Maker Market, Robot Petting Zoo & More This Weekend at @ArtisansAsylum in Somerville, MA | #makerspace

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The Artisan’s Asylum 6th annual winter market & open house event is this weekend at their sprawling makerspace and creative hub in Somerville, Massachusetts. In addition to the market (participating makers listed below) and open studios (there are more studios at AA than one can fathom! But here’s a glimpse.) there will also be a robot meetup, show & tell, competitions, and even a robotic petting zoo. If I was anywhere near Somerville this is absolutely where I would be all day both days! Check out more info here on the Artisan’s Asylum events page.

Participating Makers:
AEO Designs – Contemporary Jewelry
Agent Judy Artwork – bead jewelry, postcards, and maybe magnets and/or pins
Aliza Vaida – laser cut wood jewelry, Ketubahs, and artwork
Ariel Matisse – Wire Sculpture
Barbara Marder – Vitreous glass Enamel jewelry, bowls, and wall work.
Bennett S Chaney – Architecture and Product Design Projects , Past, Present, and in Progress, as well as samples of Photography work and news on upcoming exhibitions
Beryllina – handcrafted eco-friendly sterling silver and gold jewelry with US-mined gemstones
Bikeware Accessories – Jewelry, housewares and sculpture made from reclaimed bicycle parts and found metal/hardware pieces
Danielle Stehlik – Jewelry: Predominantly sterling silver jewelry, with some copper mixed in
Emily Garfield – Imaginary map drawings in pen + watercolor (including prints and cards) and imaginative nature-inspired jewelry
Ilana Krepchin – Sculpture to Wear Jewelry
Irene Ferri Design – Photographs, sketches, and samples of my work
Jamie Scherzer – Jewelry
JDI Jewelry – Jewelry
Lori Messenger – Handmade lampworked beads with sterling silver jewelry
Melissa Glick – Abstract assemblage, jewelry, hats, accessories make with recycled computer parts
Nod’s Wand Emporium – Various turned wooden objects, as well as cards and prints made from block printing
Skunkadelia – Cute Sculptures of Steel Robots
Collette Rein – Felt Animals, clothing
Liz Pixel – illustrations, comics
Dyl’s Place – bottle cap artwork
OG Studio Creations – Etched votives and glassware/swing-top bottles
Roy Pardi – Drawings with embedded, programmed LEDs and some oil pastel drawings
Sarah Dudek – Paintings and Posters
Susan McGillicuddy – Illustrations
Trevor O’Brien – Biomimicry | Trash Art | Mixed Media
Winter Hill Jewelry – 3D printed jewelry

Read more.

You are also invited to the Somerville Robot Open-House & Meetup to be held as part of our annual Winter Market & Open House. This is an informal event which will highlight some of the robots developed at Artisan’s Asylum, visiting robots, as well as demonstrating some 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Techniques which are used to manufacture robots. The event is open to all and we hope that you will bring some of your own robot technology so that we can share hardware and programming techniques. All are welcome and you do not have to bring a robot to attend. Children are more than welcome as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Read more.


Get Tickets to the 2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate

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2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate

Enter the lottery now for your chance to attend this debate. The Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate will feature heavy hitters such as Neil DeGrasse Tyson discussing the latest in scientific discoveries.

The debate will take place on February 13, 2018 but the open lottery period is from December 12–15, 2017.

Via American Museum of Natural History:

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Each year, the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate brings the finest minds in the world to the Museum to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery. Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, for the 2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NEW THIS YEAR: Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate Ticket Lottery
Due to the growing popularity of this event, the opportunity to purchase tickets will be distributed through a lottery this year, with a 2 ticket per person limit. Registration for the lottery will be open December 12–15, 2017.

The late Dr. Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific and influential authors of our time, was a dear friend and supporter of the American Museum of Natural History. In his memory, the Hayden Planetarium is honored to host the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate…bringing the finest minds in the world to the Museum each year to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery.

Get more info and enter the lottery


Adafruit Gift certificates are thoughtful <i>and</i> easy. Nice!

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Know someone who loves electronics but doesn’t know the difference between an XBee, a soldering iron, and a SMA to uFL/u.FL/IPX/IPEX RF Adapter Cable? Want to buy the perfect gift but don’t know whether your Maker friend is a BeagleBone fan or a Rasp Pi devotee? Just a fan of Bruce Yan’s incredible design? If you’re any of these, or more, buy an Adafruit Gift Certificate – the perfect cyber-present for the electronics geek in your life.

Our gift certificates come in four different flavors – $1 $20, $50 and $100. Learn more about Adafruit Gift Certificates!

Looking for more gift inspiration? Don’t miss our holiday gift guides!


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We’re excited for the Holiday Season here at Adafruit and we can’t wait to share that excitement with you! Tune into the Adafruit Blog for six weeks of hand picked Adafruit Holiday Gift Guides featuring Adafruit products, projects and more starting Monday November 13.

Still not sure if you’re on the right gift giving track? Gift Certificates are the perfect cyber-present for the electronics geek in your life and are available at any time. When in doubt contact us!


Free Deals

Adafruit offers exciting deals and free items when you shop with us.

As of October 9th, 2017 12:00 PM ET we are offering a number of free products!

For orders of $149 or more – a free Adafruit Trinket M0

For orders of $200 or more – free UPS ground shipping (*Continental USA only)

For orders of $249 or more – a free Adafruit Gemma M0

For orders of $299 or more – a free Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

If you love CircuitPython, then you’ll love this promotion! The Trinket M0, GEMMA M0, and Circuit Playground Express are all great boards for getting going with CircuitPython.

Some restrictions apply


Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2017

Here are your 2017 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control. Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays over the last few years.

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for DHL, UPS or USPS.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, Christmas, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Domestic Orders

UPS Ground: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.

UPS 3 Day: Place orders by Thursday 11 am ET – December 14, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017.

UPS 2 Day: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 15, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017

UPS Next Day: Place orders by Monday 11 am ET – December 18, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017.

USPS First Class and USPS Priority: Place orders by Friday– December 8, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner.

International Orders

USPS First Class Mail International: Place orders by Friday – November 18, 2017. Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/22/2017.

USPS Express Mail International: Place orders by Friday – December 1, 2017. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner.

UPS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS, UPS WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED and UPS EXPRESS SAVER (UPS International orders): Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.

DHL EXPRESS WORLDWIDE: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.


This sonic kayak makes music as you paddle

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If you’ve ever dreamt of turning your kayak into a musical-cum-scientific instrument, now you can — thanks to a how-to-manual published this week. For the low cost of $1133 (boat not included), your Sonic Kayak can record underwater goings-on with submerged sensors, and broadcast a soothing tune from speakers attached to its prow. The only problem? There’s no headphone jack.

The sonic kayak is the brainchild of a team of researchers led by Amber Griffiths from FoAM Kernow, an artistic and research collective in the UK described as “a lab for speculative culture.” The team explains how to outfit a kayak with an underwater microphone, thermometers, a GPS unit, and speakers in a paper published this week in the journal PLOS Biology. (To build a sonic kayak on the cheap, the paper suggests using budget versions of these parts.)

This collection of gadgets records underwater noise pollution and water temperatures, orchestrated by a Raspberry Pi computer board and a few other off-the-shelf computer parts. But the real point of the sonic kayak is to get non-scientists excited about actually going out and collecting that data. That’s where the experimental music comes in. The sonic kayak mixes a tune in real time out of three tracks: live underwater audio, a tone that rises and falls as the temperature changes, and pre-recorded sounds and voices that play when the boat passes GPS checkpoints. The result comes close to spa or meditation music, with a persistent baseline of sloshing.

See more!


Adafruit Sale Alert! Shop our end of year sale for 20% off Circuit Playground Express #AdafruitSale #CircuitPlayground

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The end of 2017 is approaching and we’re ringing in the coming New Year with a Circuit Playground Express sale! Go to Adafruit.com/Sale to snag yourself a Circuit Playground Express item at 20% off while supplies last! Did we mention there’s no code necessary to receive the discount? Just add the sale item to you cart and you’re good to go.

The sale is only for a short time so make sure to get your Circuit Playground Express products while they’re discounted!

Sale starts 12pm ET Wednesday December 13, 2017. No code is necessary to receive the discount. Offer is valid while supplies last. We cannot apply the discount once the sale is over or to items purchased before the sale begins. Sale prices are valid only during active sale period, after that they will go back to normal! Some restrictions apply.


Button-Controlled Door Lock

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From Tyler Stogner and Grayson Bennett on Hackster.io:

Have you ever had your hands full of groceries, wrapped up in the freezing cold, desperate to get into the warmth of your own house? Then you may know the struggle of having to fumble for your keys or having to set down all the groceries just to unlock the door and pick them back up. That is now a thing of the past! Using two Photons, a servo and small modifications to your door lock, you can unlock and lock your door at the push of a button!

Connected to one of the Photons (we will call this the Receiver Photon) is an Adafruit 315 MHz RF Receiver. To compliment the RF receiver, an Adafruit 315 MHz, 2 button remote control was used to communicate with the receiver. The RF receiver is a latching type receiver. This means that it functions like a selector switch. When the button A on the remote is pushed, it sets the voltage of the respective pin (D2 on the receiver) to high. The nominal voltage of the output is the same voltage as the power supplied.

Read more and see more on YouTube


<em>Salvage Station No. 8</em> is an Abandoned Space Bunker in the Woods of New Hampshire Made by Young Makers | @beamcenternyc

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Every Summer the Brooklyn-based Beam Center facilitates the construction of installations by kids and young adults in the woods of New Hampshire. One of this year’s installations is really impressive. Reminiscent – consciously or not – of Shadowrun, a Neal Stephenson novel, Starship Troopers, Space Truckers, and yes, Burning Man, these kids drew, maquette’d, designed, and then fabricated this fascinating structure over the course of three weeks:

The interior contains some interesting decor:

(See more photos here.)

As if the installation alone wasn’t enough, there’s a full-on production of Transmissions from Salvage Station No.8:

AMAZING!

Nerdist have a write-up on the project:

When you think of camp, you probably think of playing dodgeball with friends or horseback riding or telling some campfire tales that would’ve been better had Neil Gaiman written them. But for the 90 or so kids in New Hampshire who attended Beam Camp, daily activities mostly revolved around building a life-sized abandoned intergalactic space station dubbed Salvage Station No. 8. And despite the structure having the facade of an atompunk artifact you’d come across while playing Fallout, it appears that the kids totally nailed this build. Both literally and figuratively.

Read more.


Can You Power Your House by Bicycle?

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Skunk Bear shared this interesting video on Youtube!

After pedaling for hours, I discover there’s a difference between the power you use and the power your body can generate.