Voting resources, early voting, and poll worker information - VOTE. ... Adafruit is open and shipping.
0

42nd Anniversary of the Lunar Landing

20 July, 1969.

Above, CBS’ now-classic coverage of the Apollo 11 Landing with Walter Cronkite.

Also check out this short clip of James Burke doing the BBC coverage of this event. Note how, in 65 seconds, Mr. Burke clearly conveys more actual information than modern newscasters do in an hour.

Happy Moon Landing Day!



Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote

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.

Join 24,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org


Maker Business — To make it through a tough business cycle, layoffs should be a last resort

Wearables — Turn into a ghost

Electronics — Multimeter Peaks

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: M.2 Boards, VSCode for CircuitPython and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #ElectronicHalloween @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Matrix Portal, Solar Lawn Sprinkler and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — micro:bit version 2 Announced!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — JP’s Product Pick of the Week 10/27/20 BME680 VOC Sensor @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit #newproductpick

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



4 Comments

  1. Mom and Dad propped me up in front of the TV 42 years ago to watch this. To me, the most powerful visual in the clip is Wally Schirra misting up when they land.

    FWIW, James Burke’s superpower is conveying complicated information clearly and concisely. His shows were a huge influence on me.

  2. “To me, the most powerful visual in the clip is Wally Schirra misting up when they land.”

    I agree 100%. That always gets me too.

  3. 400,000 people got Neil and Buzz to the moon. My Dad and Uncle were two of them.

  4. I was up late- way past my bedtime (I was 8) watching this on an old Admiral 19″ B&W teevee with my family.
    July 20 is also my dear, departed Dad’s birthday, who was yet another of the 400,000 who made this happen.
    He worked at Grumman in Bethpage- a mere 7 miles from our home in Farmingdale. Several years later, he took me to Plant 5 at Bethpage, to see one of the last LEMs being built inside of an enormous clean-room.

    That’s why I became an engineer.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.