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Time travel Tuesday #timetravel a look back at the Adafruit, maker, science, technology and engineering world


Road?  Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. – Dr. Emmett Brown.
Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!

2012

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Adafruit Academy updated with LEDs, Knitting machine hacks & more @ Adafruit.


NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – Busting Teenage Partying with a Fluksometer, SushiBot! & MAKE.

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Build your own USB to Serial dongle @ Hack-a-day.


2011

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ASK AN ENGINEER 4/9/2011 @ Adafruit.

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Turn Your iOS Device into an Oscilloscope @ MAKE.

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Android skips uncanny valley – fills in at the office for you @ Hack-a-day.


2010

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Pt 2789
Laser etched iPad @ Adafruit.

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Wicked robosculptures @ MAKE.

Mouse-Mouse
Will this mouse get me kicked out of the coffee shop? @ Hack-a-day.


2009

Modularity and community fuel open source hardware innovation @ Adafruit.


Jeri Ellsworth and Short Circuit #1 @ MAKE.


Motion detecting cat toy @ Hack-a-day.


2008

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Send a message… @ Adafruit.

Suit
Pneumatic exoskeleton makes lifting a breeze @ MAKE.

Laser-Ipod
iPod laser pointer @ Hack-a-day.


2007

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AVR Dragon + STK500 for $49 @ Adafruit. Donkey Kong in post-its
@ MAKE. World Weather Umbrella @ Hack-a-day.


2006

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Circuit board art @ MAKE. Irongeek’s Wall of Social Science Majors @ Hack-a-day.


2005

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Build your own GameBoy @ MAKE. wooden laptop @ hack-a-day.

2004


Way Back In Time…

1994


The first commercial spam was sent out on April 12, 1994 by lawyer Laurence Canter, who was trying to drum up business for his Arizona law firm.


1919


J. Presper Eckert, inventor of the ENIAC, the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, otherwise known as the first all-purpose fully electronic computer, dubbed the “Giant Brain” by newspapers at the time of its unveiling. Several of its vacuum tubes failed every day, rendering it inoperable half of the time. Nonetheless, it was in use by the U.S. military for nearly a decade, until its retirement in 1955.


1633


On April 12, 1633, Galileo’s second trial for his heliocentric beliefs began. Galileo was found guilt of heresy and spent the remainder of his life under house arrest. It was while under house arrest that he considered some of what is considered his best work, including Two New Sciences, which formed the groundwork for kinematics and strength of materials.


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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.

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Maker Business — Rethink Robotics closes shop. Long live collaborative robots #makerbusiness

Wearables — Cleaning is key

Electronics — Serial overkill

Biohacking — Biohacking Resources – Books, Talks and Podcasts

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython @ Hackaday SuperCon #ICYMI @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python

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