Libyan rebels innovate with DIY weapons via Bruce…
They say necessity is mother of invention and in a school playground; rebels in Misurata have been turning captured weapons and munitions into anti-aircraft guns and rocket launchers to the backs of civilian pickup truck. Despite the lack of weaponry to combat Muammar Gaddafi loyalists, the rebels have pooled their resources and talents to ensure that they will still be able to put an end to his 41-year rule – albeit not in the most rudimentary of ways.
This is both fascinating and unfortunate.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.