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➥ CircuitPython  - 
 
 
Learn to code Python on hardware! Join our CircuitPython BETA!
https://adafru.it/tCy/
https://github.com/adafruit/circuitpython/

+Python  #python  +Adafruit Industries  #micropython   #stem   #steam   #programming  
Today we’ve released the first beta version of CircuitPython! CircuitPython is based on the open-source MicroPython which brings the popular Python language to microcontrollers. The goal of Circuit…
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ciprian moloci

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Get a Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer for $169.99

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+John Bump build area is 120 x 120 x 120 mm

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Markus Dieterle

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Make it a Lixie!
Connor Nishijima, an Arduino user, has come up with a nice (and flexible) modern alternative to the popular Nixie tubes: the Lixie.

You can see it in action in the post from +Arduino below, which also links to the original Arduino Blog post from December (some of you may have read that already) that contains more details.

It's a simple but great design - and highly flexible as you can etch the numbers in any style you like, and also make the number displays bigger or smaller. Just think of using tiny "sequin"-style LEDs and combining those with some small etched display blocks for an extra-cool custom watch display... :)

#Arduino #Lixie #Nixie #Maker
 
Lixie is a modern Nixie tube alternative: http://bit.ly/2hrWhsX
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3D Print A Mini Coffee Table #3DPrinting #3DThursday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/19/3d-print-a-mini-coffee-table-3dprinting-3dthursday/

CreativeTools shared this project on Thingiverse!

This miniature model of a coffee table is made to be used in dollhouses or as a unique coffee cup coaster for your desktop.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/19/3d-print-a-mini-coffee-table-3dprinting-3dthursday/
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Why Yes, This is a kitty case #3DPrinting #3DThursday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/19/why-yes-this-is-a-kitty-case-3dprinting-3dthursday/

francfalco shared this project on Thingiverse!

I know, I know, the world is awash with phone cases but my daughter asked for a cat themed case for her new phone and a quick search on the web came up with loads of options but nothing she liked, and more importantly, nothing on Thingiverse!
So…

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/19/why-yes-this-is-a-kitty-case-3dprinting-3dthursday/
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3D Printed Overwatch Genji Mask
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/18/3d-printed-overwatch-genji-mask/

Since the release of Overwatch, the availability of 3D printed props has been increasing. As more people play the game and gather reference images, they create models and share their work across the internet. Kevin Chang made a replica of the Oni Genji mask. He notes the parts are not to scale because he built the model in inches, but it can be calculated and adjusted based on the size you want to make. You can download the files for the Genji Oni Mask and get instructions/notes at MyMiniFactory.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/18/3d-printed-overwatch-genji-mask/
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➥ Wearable electronics  - 
 
 
When You Need to Be a Tech Mermaid #WearableWednesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/18/when-you-need-to-be-a-tech-mermaid-wearablewednesday/

It’s always exciting to find another successful build of an Adafruit project, and in this case it’s Ursula’s necklace inspired by The Little Mermaid. The golden shell was created by Linda and well documented on her blog MooseTech Enterprises. Linda wanted to be a mermaid for Halloween and was lucky enough to find our learning guide for the necklace. Her partner, John, had also recently purchased a 3D printer, so there was some excitement that she “finally found a use for the 3D printer.”

The main electronics for the necklace include an Adafruit FLORA microcontroller, as well as a Neopixel Ring and microphone. Although I thought the 3D print would be the challenge, Linda actually breezed through that section. The assembly turned out to be the tricky element.

The biggest challenge was trying to figure out how to get everything inside the hollowed out area without having anything fall out. It was also tough to figure out what to do with the microphone and its wires. The solution I found involved quite a lot of twisting of all the components.

It appears all of the parts ended up in the shell, even if it was a tight squeeze. It looks as though regular stranded wire was used, but I’m betting that silicone wire would have been even more flexible for this project. The beauty of open source is that we all learn by sharing our experiences and insights. My favorite part of Linda’s documentation is the test video for the LEDs reacting to sound.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/18/when-you-need-to-be-a-tech-mermaid-wearablewednesday/

#wearabletech #tech #arduino #3dprinting #Neopixels #LEDs #art #cosplay


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This Amazing Tech Purse Will Make You Stand out Everywhere #WearableWednesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/18/this-amazing-tech-purse-will-make-you-stand-out-everywhere-wearablewednesday-wearabletech-catclutch/

As I was scrolling through Instagram I came across @thecatclutch showing a pic of a model from a runway event with an LED purse. I thought the clutch looked familiar, and then I remembered that it had been on Kickstarter. Well, it appears things have gone well for Creative Arts and Technology (CAT) as they have already launched 100 of their LED blinged purses in the wild. Now they are working on their next batch of special edition “Black Sparkle” purses for February.

The purse is ready for action, whether it be lighting up your fave team’s name at a football game or matching the stripes of your dress. You can program it using the CAT app to display text messages and GIF animations, but it also comes with its own selection of pre-loaded pixel art created by artists. The 16×32 LED matrix will supposedly last about 10-12 hours before a recharge is needed. As for function, it has a USB port for your phone as well as a handy mirror for make-up. So, if you want a purse that can make rainbows, this is for you.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/18/this-amazing-tech-purse-will-make-you-stand-out-everywhere-wearablewednesday-wearabletech-catclutch/

#wearabletech #tech #fashion #fashiontech #art #LED


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Tuomas Soikkeli

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If you have a miter saw stand, and no room for a separate drilling table.
 
One solution for the small workshop.
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It doesn't matter if you're a kid wanting to learn how to make the next popular gadget, or an educator who just wants to have a a great resource for your students to learn. This is a place for sharing! From the basics of electronics and making things, all the way up to advanced engineering!

John Shovic

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Learning to use a Grove Button on the Raspberry Pi Smart Plant Pi Kickstarter by using Interrupts in Python.
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NEW PRODUCT – Espressif ESP32 WROVER KIT
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3384

The ESP-WROVER-KIT from Espressif supports the most distinguishing features of the ESP32. Whether you need external SRAM for IoT applications, or an LCD+camera interface, it has you covered!

The ESP-WROVER-KIT is a newly-launched development board built around ESP32. This board is compatible with ESP32 modules, including the ESP-WROOM-32 and ESP32-WROVER. The ESP-WROVER-KIT features support for an LCD and MicroSD card. The I/O pins have been led out from the ESP32 module for easy extension. The board carries an advanced multi-protocol USB bridge (the FTDI FT2232HL), enabling developers to use JTAG directly to debug the ESP32 through the USB interface. The development board makes secondary development easy and cost-effective.

Key features

ESP32 is engineered to be fast, smart and versatile. The ESP-WROVER-KIT complements these characteristics by offering on-board high speed Micro SD card interface, VGA camera interface, as well as 3.2” SPI LCD panel and I/O expansion capabilities.

Bogged down by bugs? The ESP32 supports JTAG debugging, while the ESP-WROVER-KIT integrates a USB debugger as well. This makes debugging and tracing complex applications very easy, without the need for any additional hardware.

Have you been developing your applications around the ESP-WROOM-32 module? Not only does the ESP-WROVER-KIT support the popular ESP-WROOM-32 module, but it also supports the new ESP32-WROVER module, which is coming soon!

In stock and shipping now!
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3384
#newproduct #wifi #internetofthings #IoT #breakoutboard #espressif #esp32
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Small clamp works like the kant twist #3DPrinting #3DThursday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/19/small-clamp-works-like-the-kant-twist-3dprinting-3dthursday/

Walter shared these 3D printed clamps on Thingiverse!

Small clamp, a remix of my previous flashlight clamp and designed to work like a Kant Twist* clamps. This one uses slightly different hardware.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/19/small-clamp-works-like-the-kant-twist-3dprinting-3dthursday/
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Teensy Based PolySynth Makes Lovely Beeps #3DThursday #3DPrinting
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/19/teensy-based-polysynth-makes-lovely-beeps-3dthursday-3dprinting/

Cool project from otemrellik on Thingiverse:

My first venture into the teensy audio library! This is a polyphonic synthesizer with various controls

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/19/teensy-based-polysynth-makes-lovely-beeps-3dthursday-3dprinting/
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➥ How-tos & learning  - 
 
Ask an Engineer is live now!@adafruit#askanengineer https://youtu.be/VXzmDat8BGU
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Boian Mitov

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Should receive my one soon :-)
#Visuino #Arduino #ESP8266 #NodeMCU
The first Arduino and NodeMCU Starter kit specifically designed for Visuino IoT development is now available as result of the collaboration with the great folks at Makerfabs. You can see or order the kit by clicking on this ...
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➥ Wearable electronics  - 
 
 
Can Your Smartwatch Tell When You Are Getting Sick? #WearableWednesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/18/can-your-smartwatch-tell-when-you-are-getting-sick-wearablewednesday/

Google is one of the first to know when a population is getting sick, but it appears your smartwatch may be the first to know when you are sick according to a post in Digital Trends. Researchers at Stanford University are looking at connections to health regarding heart rate, skin temperature, blood oxygen levels, and physical activity. Their white paper makes it a point to mention how infrequently these physical changes are recorded, since most people rely on them being taken in a doctor’s office. However, with so many smartwatches or trackers now being worn, data is being collected frequently, which really is the basis for this study. According to the post, individuals were tested thoroughly using a variety of wearables:

Although quite a few wearables were used in the study — including the Basis Peak, and more health focused wearables like a test version of the Scanadu and Masimo’s personal health tracker — it’s noted only one plus a smartphone would provide most of the data necessary, as heart rate is the most trackable and useful statistic.

Here are the interesting observations:

-One participant was diagnosed with Lyme Disease corresponding to higher heart rate, higher temperature and lower blood oxygen levels

-Multiple participants experienced fatigue on flights, which was connected to lower blood oxygen levels caused by cabin conditions in higher altitude

-Monitoring heart rate and physical activity was shown to be helpful for those with Insulin Resistance (IR) and Insulin Sensitivity

As far as outcomes, pertaining to Lyme Disease, an algorithm has been formed to detect the disease using wearable sensors. Also, the work with the insulin participants has shown that wearable sensors may help detect Type 2 Diabetes.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/18/can-your-smartwatch-tell-when-you-are-getting-sick-wearablewednesday/

#wearabletech #science #health #fitness #tech


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➥ Wearable electronics  - 
 
 
Neopixel glove made with micro:bit #WearableWednesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/18/neopixel-glove-made-with-microbit-wearablewednesday/

YouTuber Les Pounder made this glowing glove using Neopixels and a micro:bit (coming soon to Adafruit!)
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➥ What do you make? ►  - 
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