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Adafruit Industries
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➥ What do you make? ►  - 
 
http://www.maker.io/playground/

Adafruit Founder Limor Fried interviews Dave Doherty on topics ranging from the death of the physical catalogue, to the joy of running an engineering company as an engineer yourself. Also discussed is Digi-Key's Maker.io, which is an invaluable service for makers to roadmap their very own designs, from prototype to delivery. Adafruit is proud to partner with Digi-key and introduce Maker.io to all our customers and fans. This kicks off Adafruit's video series Maker to Market, which will take you on the journey that was the creation of Circuit Playground, Adafruit's all-in-one board, and the perfect microcontroller for learning electronics. Check out Circuit Playground over at Maker.io now!

https://youtu.be/AJaweI24O74

+Digi-Key  #digikey  
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Open Green Energy

➥ How-tos & learning  - 
 
Unboxing and Assembling Of DIY 4 Digit LED Clock Kit With Temperature Light Control Version
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Robot Enthusiast

➥ Robotics  - 
 
In the future, robots are going to play a bigger role in our lives, and we are not talking about our jobs. Robots like Eve will be able to perform home chores. The team behind it has aimed to devel…
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Adafruit Industries
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➥ How-tos & learning  - 
 
 
NEW TUTORIAL: Adafruit Stepper + DC Motor FeatherWing
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/29/new-tutorial-adafruit-stepper-dc-motor-featherwing/

A Feather board without ambition is a Feather board without FeatherWings! This is the DC Motor + Stepper FeatherWing which will let you use 2 x bi-polar stepper motors or 4 x brushed DC motorx (or 1 stepper and 2 DC motors). Using our Feather Stacking Headers or Feather Female Headers you can connect a FeatherWing on top or bottom of your Feather board and let the board take flight!

See the full tutorial here: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-stepper-dc-motor-featherwing
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Peter van der Walt

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Now this is a find! Please reshare! Bare gameboy shells. Now you can hack your Pi projects into one without all the guilt of hacking up your childhood one! https://banggood.app.link/bzl4iyKIpv?p=HO1614632392201406RX
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Amazing find!
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ciprian moloci

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Honey, I shrunk the NES!

Maker builds his own mini Nintendo using +Raspberry Pi, Arduino + 3D printing: http://bit.ly/2aCxraz
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Cool, looks just like the real mini-NES but with actual USB ports. Think I like this better.
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I really love how they constructed the legs, needed to support them esp since it supports raspberry pi...
Get future-proof with Marty, the programmable and customisable robot for kids, makers & educators | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Adafruit Industries
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➥ 3D printing  - 
 
 
Wireframe Skull – Timelapse Tuesday #3DThursday #3DPrinting
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/28/wireframe-skull-timelapse-tuesday-3dthursday-3dprinting/

Every Tuesday we’ll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses!

This week:
Wireframe Skull Pencil Holder
By: philnelson
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1388237
Ultimaker 2+
Glow PLA
20hrs 40min
X:97 Y:137 Z:128
0.2mm
30% Infill
245C / 60C
95G
50mm/s

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/28/wireframe-skull-timelapse-tuesday-3dthursday-3dprinting/
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I like that model from thingiverse. Too bad when I printed it, my printer crapped out halfway up. 
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Safdar Munir

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Updated PiClock #piday #raspberrypi +Raspberry Pi 
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/29/updated-piclock-piday-raspberrypi-raspberry_pi/

Awesome update to Kevin Uhlir’s PiClock, which now features language support, satellite images and dimmmable radar images. From n0bel.net via raspberry pi pod:

As more and more people make their own PiClocks all over the world, there have been more requests for better language support. Also gave the option to enable satellite images instead of radar images, for those areas where Weather Underground doesn’t seem to support radar.Read more…

You may recall I made a bedside version of this with a PiZero and a 7″ LCD. http://n0bel.net/v1/index.php/projects/raspberry-pi-clock/39-how-to-waste-another-saturday I’ve updated the code to deal with dimming the radar images, so things are not so bright at night.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/29/updated-piclock-piday-raspberrypi-raspberry_pi/
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Jason Birch

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Raspberry Pi Piezo Beep Music

Playing beep music on a Raspberry Pi with a very quick and cheap project. Assemble a few components in ten minutes and be making sounds and playing music with the Raspberry Pi.

A full write up can be found here:
http://www.newsdownload.co.uk/pages/RPiPiezoBeep.html
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About this community

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!

Shervin Emami

➥ Raspberry Pi  - 
 
This is amazing: a smartphone with quite decent specs yet allows you to add custom electronics and even Raspberry Pi add-on boards! For $700 it's actually affordable to many, and they are running a $1 Million competition for the best phone modifications! The only down-side I can see is that only 1 add-on board can be added at a time, but besides that limitation, it looks excellent for hardware hackers!
 
Motorola and Element14 have launched a development kit for creating add-on modules for the new modular Moto Z smartphone, including an adapter for RPi HATs.
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Unless it's int he same class as my Droid Turbo 2 in performance and is Rootable...not interested.

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Robot Enthusiast

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Very useful for robot maker!
In the past we have looked at wheel design and the kinematics of skid steer and mecanum wheels. In this post we will take a quick look at different types of mobility types (ie. wheels, tracks, and …
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MKme Lab

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My Electronics and Arduino kits for making just about anything. Might give some inspiration for other peoples kits. Cheers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuWSWxkYh5A&ab_channel=MKmeLab
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Adafruit Industries
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➥ Arduino  - 
 
 
NEW TUTORIAL: Build an ESP8266 Mobile Robot
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/29/new-tutorial-build-an-esp8266-mobile-robot/

Building your own mobile robot is becoming easier and easier, thanks to excellent ready-to-use robotic platforms. A good example of such platform is the Adafruit Mini Robot Chassis kit, which comes with a nice robot chassis, two servo motors with wheels and a support-wheel. This makes it the perfect base for all your mobile robot projects.

On the other hand, you now can buy powerful & cheap microcontrollers like the ESP8266 WiFi chip, which is not only easy to use but also comes with onboard WiFi connectivity. This is just the perfect chip to control robots remotely from your computer or mobile device.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/29/new-tutorial-build-an-esp8266-mobile-robot/
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Adafruit Industries
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➥ Raspberry Pi  - 
 
 
Carputer with Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi +Raspberry Pi 
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/29/carputer-with-raspberry-pi-raspberry_pi-piday-raspberrypi/

I was tired of listening to the local radio on my car, I wanted my own music. So in that case you have 2 possibilities: either you buy an other system or you build yourself a super carputer ! Needless to say that I chose the second option.

In this article I am going to describe the different choices I made to build it, but this is not going to be step by step tutorial to build yours.

I wanted this computer to play my music (from my usb key) but also radio. In order to do this I used the latest Raspberry Pi 3.

I needed a soundcard to connect to my car’s speakers, I decided to use the X400 Expansion Board. Why ? Because it is compatible with the latest Raspberry and can support a lot of different input voltage.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/29/carputer-with-raspberry-pi-raspberry_pi-piday-raspberrypi/
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Boian Mitov

➥ Arduino  - 
 
 
And just in time for the Weekend - posted my 4th ESP8266 Tutorial Hackster IO - Remote Wi-FI DHT11 Temperature & Humidity LCD Display :-)
#Arduino #Visuino #ESP8266 #NodeMCU
Displaying DHT11 Temperature and Humidity remotely over Wi-Fi with 2 ESP8266 made easy! By Boian Mitov.
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Yuan LIU

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Looking for small speakers for your project? Head to your dollar store.
 
They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. In a way this is the moral of this product.

I found this US$1 "mini stereo speaker" at a dollar store. If I'm spending a dollar for audio, I'm going to buy an earplug that most dollar stores also sell. At least a $1 earplug would be functional, whereas I had low expectations for a baby-hand sized "boombox". I was curious what kind of components are in there. Is it powered? Would the speakers be good for hacking?

The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was how impractical the "foldable" jack was. Secondly, without amplifier, all devices that this short stub can attach wouldn't have enough power to drive the 5W speakers which are a whole lot less sensitive than a pair of earbuds. (In case you wonder, the higher the nominal power, the lower the sensitivity.) In plain English, there is no sound coming out if you connect to your phone or to your PC.

That is right. The speakers inside are 1.4", 0.5W units with better than usual finish. If you are buying components for a group of kids, such as my +Hackerlings, speaker is much more expensive than most electronics. For 1", 1W speakers, you'd have to pay close to $1 each even if you buy in batches. Here, you get two speakers for a total of $1. (If you have some patience, the TRR jack is also usable.) And you don't have to wait for shipment.

So this product is trash. In fact, I am usually amazed at how functional dollar store merchandise is, so I didn't expect this to be total flop. But as I was buying really for components, even without an amplifier, the two speakers alone are worth the purchase.

With dollar stores like this, who needs eBay?
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+Jack Burton Should say bit-banging. My bad
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Adafruit Industries
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➥ How-tos & learning  - 
 
 
NEW GUIDE: John Park’s Happy Chewbacca Mask +Star Wars 
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/28/new-guide-john-parks-happy-chewbacca-mask-starwars/

Chewbacca is a lovable Wookie with a distinctive voice, but here’s how to give him a voice transplant and add your own fun sounds to this talking mask.

This guide will show you how to swap out the original sound board for an Audio FX Sound Board loaded up with lots of your favorite sounds. You’ll need a specific mask to follow along exactly, but these principals can be applied to nearly any toy designed to trigger a sound effect. Or, add a speaker and switch to the mix to give a voice to any prop or costume.

You’ll reuse the mask’s existing jaw switches and speaker, while upgrading it with a WAV/OGG audio FX board, amplifier, rechargeable battery system, and a power switch.

You’ll keep the USB port of the audio FX board accessibly for recharging the battery and updating the sound files whenever you like. You can even use the selector switch to choose from different banks of sounds.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/28/new-guide-john-parks-happy-chewbacca-mask-starwars/
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Adafruit Industries
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➥ Cosplay / Costuming  - 
 
 
What It Takes to Get Into a Marauder Warwick Costume
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/29/what-it-takes-to-get-into-a-marauder-warwick-costume/

Warwick’s Marauder skin in League of Legends is serious business. It turns him into an even more fearsome foe with armor and spikes. Kerry Cosplay built the beast of a costume despite the fact that she hasn’t been cosplaying that long. It involved making a huge suit of armor that was taller than she was. It looks like she used EVA foam to at least make the pattern. The finished costume is so big that it takes 13 minutes for her to get it on. She recorded the process in a video which you can watch at Facebook.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/07/29/what-it-takes-to-get-into-a-marauder-warwick-costume/
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