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CRICKIT - CREATIVE ROBOTICS
https://www.adafruit.com/crickit
https://youtu.be/5tKmQ6-CJxM

Make a robot friend with Adafruit's CRICKIT - A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It's an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino.

Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.

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The robots are coming! Resistance if futile. #make #amateur #electronics #robot #mbot #STEM #robotics #cnc #makeblock @Makeblock +Adafruit Industries
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The Creative Process Behind First Lady Michelle Obama’s Portrait #ArtTuesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/14/the-creative-process-behind-first-lady-michelle-obamas-portrait-arttuesday/

Amy Sherald painted this wonderful portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama and discusses it in this Smithsonian podcast

The day that Amy Sherald heard that she had been chosen to paint a portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama, she called her mom to tell her the news, and then she told her dog. But soon after, the nerves set in. How was she going to create a portrait of one of the most iconic women in the world? In this episode of Sidedoor, we journey to Amy’s studio to hear exactly how she captured the spirit of Michelle Obama in paint on canvas, and what she thinks of the reactions to her work.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/14/the-creative-process-behind-first-lady-michelle-obamas-portrait-arttuesday/
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1500 LED-lit Pigeons Fly Over London River #ArtTuesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/14/1500-led-lit-pigeons-fly-over-london-river-arttuesday/

Artist Duke Riley brought his Fly BY Night project to London as part of 14-18 NOW. Check out the YouTube video from LiFT for an in depth look:

Duke Riley’s epic outdoor work saw over 1500 LED-lit pigeons soar into the skies above the River Thames in a glorious spectacle of unprecedented scale and beauty.

In its first international performance since its premiere at New York City’s Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2016, Riley’s world-class airborne installation was reimagined for London’s historical military location of Thamesmead, paying beautiful homage to some of the First World War’s unsung heroes who played crucial roles delivering messages between distant personnel.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/14/1500-led-lit-pigeons-fly-over-london-river-arttuesday/

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Bee Works #ArtTuesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/14/bee-works-arttuesday/

via Art the Science

My purpose in creating these artworks is to call for much-needed changes to the way that Canada (and the world) condones the use of systemic pesticides. Beekeepers connect with this message instantly – it is why they have been sending me their own dead bees to help continue this work. People with less direct experience with bees have expressed surprise at the great numbers of bees in each hive, and have reported feeling disorientation and sadness beyond what they expected to feel. This visceral human reaction is exactly why I chose to make Bee Works – it makes the bee crisis relatable to everyone and important to people who had not yet realized it is such a problem.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/14/bee-works-arttuesday/
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Teaching a Robotics Class #MakerEducation
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/14/teaching-a-robotics-class-makereducation/

Super handy post from electrical engineer and DIY hobbyist Frank Zhao up on his site Eleccelerator.

I spend my Saturdays volunteering at a public library makerspace, the South San Francisco Public Library. I help people operate a few 3D printers, a CNC mill, vinyl cutter, etc. While preparing for my annual RoboGames entry, I thought it’d be cool to teach the library’s patrons about robotics.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/14/teaching-a-robotics-class-makereducation/
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MusicMakers016: Dean Miller
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/13/musicmakers016-dean-miller/

With this edition, we’ll begin to explore different perspectives on music and sound, and set out on a journey through the expansive world of instrument and equipment making.

First up is the inimitable Dean Miller; an inspired maker of music and gear, and an absolute force of nature here at Adafruit. His handiwork can be found in our products, our custom PLM tools, and a litany of other places, but today we’ll take a trip to a corner of the Dean Miller multiverse that is of particular interest to us on the music team.

We’ve collected a few of his current projects here, but keep an eye out for more on the blog in the future!

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/13/musicmakers016-dean-miller/

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This Catbot was Built with #CircuitPlaygroundExpress and #LEDSequins
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/13/this-catbot-was-built-with-circuitplaygroundexpress-and-ledsequins/

Great project from Becky Button on Hackster.io!

Read more, see more and check out the inspiration from the Ruiz Brothers in the Adafruit Learning System

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A Raspberry Pi Zero based DIY Scientific Calculator: WarpPi @cavallium @Raspberry_Pi
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/13/a-raspberry-pi-zero-based-diy-scientific-calculator-warppi-cavallium-raspberry_pi/

A neat project posted by Tom Nardi on Hackaday. Andrea Cavalli has built a scientific calculator based on the Raspberry Pi. The PCB hooks right up to the GPIO pins of the internal Raspberry Pi Zero, making interfacing with the dome switch keyboard very easy. The case, including the buttons, is entirely 3D printed.

The project was started before the NumWorks calculator according to Cavalli in the articles comments. While similar, they really are different concepts. NumWorks uses MicroPython and aims for compatibility with test taking requirements. WarpPI can use the power of the Raspberry Pi to do many things if desired. It currently has a very good algebraic calculator program in development.

Look for more info on WarpPI on Cavalli’s GitHub site.

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