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Make Your Own Open Source Smart Plant Pot
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/01/make-your-own-open-source-smart-plant-pot/

DIY Smart plant pot update. via instructables

it was one year ago that i have published the plant pot – world’s first stand alone smart plant pot that can email you when it’s thirsty, cold, hot, sleeping etc.

a lot has changed since the first release. today I would like to share with you our latest and most stable version yet.

Read  more https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/01/make-your-own-open-source-smart-plant-pot/
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A Cloud Of 100,000 Balloons Illuminates Covent Garden #ArtTuesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/01/a-cloud-of-100000-balloons-illuminates-covent-garden-arttuesday/

Heartbeat: 100,000 Illuminated Balloons Suspended in Covent Garden by Charles Pétillion from Colossal on Vimeo.

Charles Petition‘s beautifully whimsical installation,’Heartbeat’,uses illuminated white balloons to engulf the ceiling of Coven ardent. via thisiscolossal

French artist and photographer Charles Pétillion has just unveiled a cumulus cloud composed of 100,000 white balloons illuminated from the inside at London’s Covent Garden. Titled ‘Hearbeat,’ the installation was created as part of the upcoming London Design Festival and stretches the length of the South Hall ceiling of the Market Building. Pétillion is known for his use of white balloons to fill unusual spaces, a photographic series he refers to as Invasions. This is by far his largest installation to date and his first public art piece.

Read more https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/01/a-cloud-of-100000-balloons-illuminates-covent-garden-arttuesday/
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Time Travel Tuesday #timetravel a look back at the Adafruit, maker, science, technology and engineering world
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/01/time-travel-tuesday-timetravel-a-look-back-at-the-adafruit-maker-science-technology-and-engineering-world-112/

This week on Time Travel Tuesday: the first female telephone operator, the first spacecraft to visit Saturn, and the first science fiction film hits the theaters in France.

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Turns Out 1960s Yugoslavia Was a Hotbed for Computer Art
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/08/31/turns-out-1960s-yugoslavia-was-a-hotbed-for-computer-art/

Not usually what I think of when I think of Yugoslavia in the 1960s! Super cool, from The Creators Project:

In May 1969, a motley crew of artists, architects, engineers, scientists and historians converged in Zagreb, Croatia for a conference entitled Computers and Visual Research. An accompanying exhibition was held at the Gallery of Contemporary Art Zagreb (today the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb), staging computer-generated drawings and paintings alongside an interactive, computer-controlled installation. 
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Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries: You Can't Outsource Knowledge (Podcast) by @lindalacina http://entm.ag/1IlQQQH via @Entrepreneur

+Linda Lacina +Entrepreneur 
In our second podcast, Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries explains why you need to know your business inside and out.
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How to Make a Doorstep Birthday Wisher #Arduino #MusicMonday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/08/31/how-to-make-a-doorstep-birthday-wisher-arduino-musicmonday/

Fun project from instructables user GaganS:

Welcome to this instructable. Have you ever invited a friend or family member to your house on their birthday and wanted to wish them in a new way??? This instructable is about building an Arduino based system which plays happy birthday to you song and displays a message on an LCD. It is very easy and it took only an hour to build it.

Read more https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/08/31/how-to-make-a-doorstep-birthday-wisher-arduino-musicmonday/
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Make Your Own Open Source Smart Plant Pot
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/01/make-your-own-open-source-smart-plant-pot/

DIY Smart plant pot update. via instructables

it was one year ago that i have published the plant pot – world’s first stand alone smart plant pot that can email you when it’s thirsty, cold, hot, sleeping etc.

a lot has changed since the first release. today I would like to share with you our latest and most stable version yet.

Read  more https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/01/make-your-own-open-source-smart-plant-pot/
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A Look At How Mind-Blowingly Fast New Horizon Travels Through Space
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New Horizon makes travel by commercial airplanes seem like a snails pace. via science alert

Air travel on Earth is pretty impressive. No matter how much we might whinge about long-haul flights, the fact that you can get to the other side of the world in less than a day is incredible. But this GIF, created by Google product developer Clay Bavor, puts our measly aeroplane speeds into perspective compared to NASA’s New Horizons probe, which just completed a speedy flyby of Pluto. And boy do we feel slow.

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UPDATED PRODUCT - Bluetooth 4.0 USB Module (v2.1 Back-Compatible)
https://www.adafruit.com/products/1327

Revision note: As of Friday, August 28th, 2015 these now have unique MAC addresses! That's great because now you don't have to worry about using two or more of them at once, handy for people turning these into beacons.

Add Bluetooth capability to your computer super fast with a USB BT 4.0 adapter. This adapter is backwards compatible with v2.1 and earlier, but also supports the latest v4.0/Bluetooth Low Energy. Inside lies a CSR8510 Bluetooth USB host.

We've used this with great success on a Windows 7 computer, installing as a 'generic' Bluetooth device, but we expect it to work just fine with any modern computer as this chipset is very common. So far we've tested it to communicate with Bluetooth data modules only.

Drivers for CSR Bluetooth modules are built into Windows XP/7/8/10 so you do not need to install any software or download anything: other bluetooth drivers or 'stacks' such as BlueSoleil are not as good as the Windows stack and will cause problems. Just plug it in and let windows auto-install the BT driver, it may take a few minutes! For Linux, use Bluez which works great, our Pi tutorial will be similar to your favorite distro.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/1327
In stock and shipping now!
#update   #wireless   #bluetooth   #bluetoothlowenergy  
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Mixology and the Maker Movement
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/08/31/mixology-and-the-maker-movement/

Interesting interview by Emily Coker in MAKE with Jared Preston on the history of mixology’s relationship with the maker movement
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I Dream of Wires: A documentary on the history of electronic music #MusicMonday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/08/31/i-dream-of-wires-a-documentary-on-the-history-of-electronic-music-musicmonday/

Thanks to Anthony for sending this in!
I Dream Of Wires is an independent documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer – exploring the dreams and obsessions of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this fascinating, esoteric electronic music machine. Over 100 inventors, musicians and enthusiasts are interviewed about their relationship with the modular synthesizer – for many, it’s an all-consuming passion.
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As Seen on Show and Tell: Space Invaders Desktop Clock!
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/08/31/as-seen-on-show-and-tell-space-invaders-desktop-clock/

Thanks to Desmond for showing off his awesome space invaders clock on show and tell last week! Check out the tutorial he wrote up here.

Many of us have played the classic arcade game Space Invaders. Here’s a way to implement it into your daily life!

This nifty clock is packed with groovy animations and sound effects. It’s perfect for your desktop, and will make work/study much more interesting.

Read more  https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/08/31/as-seen-on-show-and-tell-space-invaders-desktop-clock/
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Limor Fried (ladyada) is the founder & engineer of Adafruit Industries. Adafruit makes all-original DIY electronics kits - is a New York City based company that sells kits and parts for original, open source hardware electronics projects featured on www.adafruit.com as well as other cool open source tronix' that we think are interesting and well-made. Limor was on the cover of WIRED and was an EFF pioneer award winner for open-source hardware.
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