Adafruit Industries, Essential service and business: NYC – Executive Order 202.6 - Read more.
0

The original machine with googly eyes… Bertha


Richard writes –

The original machine with googly eyes… Looking at what you’ve done to your pick’n’place makes me. wonder if you guys used to watch Bertha on TV when you were kids? Here’s the intro sequence that shows the original machine with googly eyes. It’s been a long time since there was a kids TV show about manufacturing! Youtube has full episodes too.

Bertha, lovely Bertha, You are a lovely machine! And anyone who works with you, Will know just what I mean! Woh! Bertha, lovely Bertha, Sometimes I think you’re a dream! And when we work out what you have to do, You can always churn the goods out, Always churn the goods out, We can depend upon you! Clicking the day, flashing the night, Your computer is shining brightly, Some people say you’ve a mind of your own, And I think that’s very likely…. likely!



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 16,000+ 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 7:30pm 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 — 1,000 True Fans, how creators can sustain themselves in the digital age

Wearables — Augmented reality IRL

Electronics — Free ICs!

Biohacking — Vitamin-C + Gelatin for Accelerated Recovery

Python for Microcontrollers — Together we’ll make it… #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Hack-Proof Garage Door Opener, The Internet of Things is Sending Us Back to the Middle Ages and More!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Powered Flowerpot!

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



2 Comments

  1. God i’m old, i remember Bertha but completely forgotten all about her until now. That kind of animation is very rare these days, back then we had postman pat, bagpuss, the wombles, Bertha, the moomins, Morph, Trapdoor, The Clangers, The Magic Roundabout – These days it just seems its all CGI, shame really.

  2. The obvious name is Sam. I know a dragon name seemed right but Sam is a soft shortening of Samsung. And Glee spoiled Pick.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.