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NEW PRODUCT – 2.8″ TFT Touch Shield for Arduino w/Capacitive Touch
http://adafru.it/dGM

Add some sizzle to your Arduino project with a beautiful large touchscreen display shield with built in microSD card connection and a capacitive touchscreen. This TFT display is big (2.8" diagonal) bright (4 white-LED backlight) and colorful (18-bit 262,000 different shades)! 240x320 pixels with individual pixel control. It has way more resolution than a black and white 128x64 display. As a bonus, this display has a capacitive touchscreen attached to it already, so you can detect finger presses anywhere on the screen. 

This shield is the capacitive version as opposed to the resistive touchscreen we also sell. This touchscreen doesn't require pressing down on the screen with a stylus, and has a nice glossy glass cover. It is a single-touch display. 

This shield uses SPI for the display and SD card and is easier to use with UNO, Mega & Leonardo Arduino's. The capacitive touchscreen controller uses I2C but you can share the I2C bus with other I2C devices. 

The shield is fully assembled, tested and ready to go. No wiring, no soldering! Simply plug it in and load up our library - you'll have it running in under 10 minutes! Works best with any classic Arduino (UNO/Duemilanove/Diecimila). Solder three jumpers and you can use it at full speed on a Leonardo or Mega as well. 

This display shield has a controller built into it with RAM buffering, so that almost no work is done by the microcontroller. This shield needs fewer pins than our v1 shield, so you can connect more sensors, buttons and LEDs: 5 SPI pins for the display, 2 shared I2C pins for the touchscreen controller and another pin for uSD card if you want to read images off of it. 

Of course, we wouldn't just leave you with a datasheet and a "good luck!" - we've written a full open source graphics library that can draw pixels, lines, rectangles, circles and text. We also have a touch screen library that detects x, y and z (pressure) and example code to demonstrate all of it. The code is written for Arduino but can be easily ported to your favorite microcontroller!

http://adafru.it/dGM
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#newproducts   #arduino   #tft   #shields  
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NEW PRODUCTS – Chibitronics – Starter Kit / Effects Add-On Pack / Sensors Add-On Pack / Color LEDs Add-On Pack / and White LEDs Add-On Pack
http://adafru.it/dGD

Make almost any surface glow, sense, or interact with Chibitronics circuit stickers! 

Circuit stickers are an imaginative and easy way to make fun electronics projects without coding, soldering, or maker experience. Just stick your circuit sticker onto a surface and add a battery to get a unique project that reps your maker spirit. You can even connect stickers with conductive materials like copper tape or even conductive paint to create elaborate designs and art projects. 

The stickers are super lightweight, thin, and flexible. They're perfect for educators, artists, and novices and are a great introduction into the world of electronics.

We are stocking the Chibitronics Starter Kit as well as several different Add-On packs.

Chibitronics is collaboration between bunnie Huang and Jie Qi . Jie is a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab and her research is all about combining arts and crafts with electronics and programming. bunnie is the Director of Studio Kosagi and a hacker who designs and manufactures hardware.

http://adafru.it/dGD
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#newproducts   #chibitronics   #kits   #projects  
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Make Your Own World Cup Match Notifier #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
http://adafru.it/b121314

Make this fun goal notifier using Little Bits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi. by taipeihackerspace via instructables

Can’t watch the World Cup football games, but want to know when important game events (ie. goals) happen? Then littleGoal is for you!

The littleGoal setup will monitor the game’s progress, and alert you via vigorous flag-waving and a photogenic Goal! sign when anything of importance happens during your World Cup game.

It is intended to be quickly assembled, minimalistic, and pretty much ready to use for your next game!

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New Products 7/9/2014
http://adafru.it/dGx

Chirp! The Plant Watering Alarm (0:15) http://www.adafruit.com/products/1965

Adafruit Stereo FM Transmitter with RDS/RBDS Breakout - Si4713 (1:15) http://www.adafruit.com/products/1958

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League of Legends Heartseeker Ashe Cosplay

Yaya Han’s newest costume is Heartseeker Ashe from League of Legends. It’s bright and colorful, and she based the design on a piece of fan art featuring the character... Read more about the build:
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/07/11/league-of-legends-heartseeker-ashe-cosplay/

#cosplay   #costuming   #leagueoflegends  
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ServoBender: Electronic Pedal Steel + Guitar Hybrid #3DxMusic #3DThursday #3DPrinting
http://adafru.it/dGu

Dean Miller, part of Adafruit’s WebDev team, has another obsession beyond code: designing performing custom electronic instruments! (Double points for swirling an Arduino and 3D printer into the mix.)

Check out a video with him performing on his own instrument to hear the unique sound he can pull from his electronic hybrid pedal steel plus “normal” guitar!

I built this guitar with 4 servo motors controlled by foot pedals that bend the the A, D, G, and B strings. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a good angle for the video where you could see the foot pedals, but here is an album of the build with more info if anyone is interested.

And also the source code for the microcontroller available here.

Read more  http://adafru.it/dGu
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NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit TSL2591 High Dynamic Range Digital Light Sensor
http://adafru.it/dGE

When the future is dazzlingly-bright, this ultra-high-range luminosity sensor will help you measure it. The TSL2591 luminosity sensor is an advanced digital light sensor, ideal for use in a wide range of light situations. Compared to low cost CdS cells, this sensor is more precise, allowing for exact lux calculations and can be configured for different gain/timing ranges to detect light ranges from 188 uLux up to 88,000 Lux on the fly. 

The best part of this sensor is that it contains both infrared and full spectrum diodes! That means you can separately measure infrared, full-spectrum or human-visible light. Most sensors can only detect one or the other, which does not accurately represent what human eyes see (since we cannot perceive the IR light that is detected by most photo diodes) This sensor is much like the TSL2561 but with a wider range (and the interface code is different). This sensor has a massive 600,000,000:1 dynamic range! Unlike the TSL2561 you cannot change the I2C address, so keep that in mind. 

The built in ADC means you can use this with any microcontroller, even if it doesn't have analog inputs. The current draw is extremely low, so its great for low power data-logging systems. about 0.4mA when actively sensing, and less than 5 uA when in power-down mode. 

Of course, we wouldn't leave you with a datasheet and a "good luck!" - we wrote a detailed tutorial showing how to wire up the sensor, use it with an Arduino and example code that gets readings and calculates lux: http://adafru.it/dGF

In stock and shipping now!
http://adafru.it/dGE
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you should be able since it's using 3.3V and I2C.
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Check out this awesome video of a Robotic arm playing tic-tac-toe using image processing in raspberry pi from Leroy Pereira.
http://adafru.it/b121092

Check out this awesome video of a Robotic arm playing tic-tac-toe using image processing in raspberry pi from Leroy Pereira.


This arm was built as part of our internship project at PCCE. We has interfaced a web-cam with the raspberry pi to detect the user’s move.The pi then detects how many pixels are red in color determining where the user has made his move. Once the move has been detected, Raspberry pi automatically directs the arm to move a piece to the appropriate position. The entire code is written in python. The tic-tac-toe algorithm is so designed that the user never wins.

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Don't let it play Global Thermonuclear War.  :)
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How to Build a Raspberry Pi Backup Server @Raspberry_pi#piday #raspberrypi
http://adafru.it/b121096

This tutorial from jjpmcd shows you how to build a raspberry pi backup server:

I have a fair number of boxes on my LAN, most pretty old. From time to time, of course, I have a failure, and a failure is always a disaster. Most recently I had two systems fail, an ancient FC4 (!) box, and a box that contained my only actual Windows system, although more often it was booted to Fedora and used pretty much only for IRC...

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Use a Makey Makey + Raspberry Pi to make a cheese controlled car #piday #raspberrypi
http://adafru.it/b121364

When Santa told me that he was getting an i-Racer remote controlled car for Fionn, I was very excited. This is a remote controlled car that, on the surface looks very crude. Heck it doesn’t even come with a remote control.

That’s because it’s Bluetooth-controlled! You can install a simple Android App, pair with the car and control it either with on-screen controls or using the accelerometer in the phone.

As a standalone present it is pretty neat but like all remote controlled toys, I’m sure would be discarded after a few days use. However Santa didn’t want to spend a fortune on a full-blown Arduino-based robot platform or an even bigger fortune on Lego Mindstorms.

It’s when you start thinking about what is possible over time with the i-Racer that things get really interesting. Forgetting electronics for a minute, you could have huge fun making new shells for it out of different materials. Imagine a Foldify template for it so you could make printed paper shells. Lego might be a bit heavy but K’Nex plus some Sugru could work very nicely. Or what about bamboo food skewers or ice-pop sticks? Maybe just some stickers.

Then there is the code running on the car. The source is available so you can play around with it. Now this isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do since the car is not Arduino so you need compilers and special programming dongles, but the option is there.

Taking that one step further, you could clip on other bits of electronics. I have a temp sensor, a PIR detector and an Ultrasonic distance detector all winging their way from China. You could use these to give the car a lot more “intelligence”. There is also someone working on porting the car’s code to Arduino since the microcontroller is compatible.

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ServoBender: Electronic Pedal Steel + Guitar Hybrid #3DxMusic #3DThursday #3DPrinting
http://adafru.it/dGu

Dean Miller, part of Adafruit’s WebDev team, has another obsession beyond code: designing performing custom electronic instruments! (Double points for swirling an Arduino and 3D printer into the mix.)

Check out a video with him performing on his own instrument to hear the unique sound he can pull from his electronic hybrid pedal steel plus “normal” guitar!

I built this guitar with 4 servo motors controlled by foot pedals that bend the the A, D, G, and B strings. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a good angle for the video where you could see the foot pedals, but here is an album of the build with more info if anyone is interested.

And also the source code for the microcontroller available here.

Read more  http://adafru.it/dGu
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Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
http://adafru.it/dGt


We’re big fans of cats here at Adafruit but we can totally understand where Joshua was coming from when he built this anti-cat sprinkler system; it would be super annoying to have a bunch of random cats using your garden as a toilet! Luckily, Josh was able to use his pi to humanely make sure these cats won’t ever want to visit his garden again! Via the register via hack a day.

It’s a tip of the hat today to Reg reader Joshua Thumim for putting the humble Raspberry Pi into the service of humanity with a simple but effective feline repellent system.

Joshua explained:

For the last few years, pretty much every time I (or my two small kids) wanted to use the garden I’d first have to remove 3-5 cat turds of varying stages of decomposition.

I probably don’t need to explain how disgusting that is, or how irritating to know that these cats belonged to my neighbours who had nice turd-free gardens thanks to being cat owners. It was a question of beat them or join them, and I was damned if i was going to join them.

I did try several alternatives first, but nothing really worked, and eventually my patience ran out. Think Michael Douglas in Falling Down.

Well, the Brit Michael Douglas hit the shed with the following kit:

Raspberry Pi (model B) + Pi Cam + PIR (rehoused in a box from Maplins, waterproofed with silicon glue)
PiFaceDigitalIO for the relay
24VAC solenoid water valve + AC/AC adaptor
Standard garden sprinkler connected to mains water via the solenoid
Some wire and some hosepipe
He explained: “The solenoid is switched via the PiFace relay in response to a PIR signal, controlled via about 40 lines of pretty amateurish Python, the main feature being use of the PiCam Python library which has a circular stream buffer feature for the video, allowing capture of pre-event footage.”

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Muahaha :-)
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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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