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!


How To Assemble the Adafruit Pi Box (video) @ Adafruit. NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – Drones Jump Sharks @ MAKE. Bike alert tells drivers to back off @ Hack-a-day.


ASK AN ENGINEER @ Adafruit. How to Make Your Own Gin Without a Still @ MAKE. Two Kinects Plus One HD Projector Makes the Coolest “Snowglobe” Ever @ Hack-a-day.


3D Printed Makerbot
Information Pioneers: Ada Lovelace @ Adafruit. MakerBot achieves self-replication, prints MakerBot offspring @ MAKE. Printing with pressure @ Hack-a-day.


Arduino, XBee and The NYTimes: NewsAlarm goes wireless… @ Adafruit. Make: Projects – Thermochromic Maker’s Notebook @ MAKE. Palm Pre iPod spoofing confirmed @ Hack-a-day.


USB made simple (?) @ Adafruit. Electronic Embroidery – CRAFT Video Podcast @ MAKE. RepRap universal constructor achieves self-replication @ Hack-a-day.


Make 667
MemPot & x0xb0x video @ Adafruit. “Manhattan Style” circuit building @ MAKE. CNC solder paste/pick n place @ Hack-a-day.


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Bar code quilt @ MAKE. Aux input for Bose SoundDock @ Hack-a-day.


Happy 17 millionth Flickr! @ MAKE. Electric Starter Powered Kart @ Hack-a-day.


The first machine to produce intelligible human-like sounds was exhibited on June 5th, 1938 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Known as “Pedro the Voder,” it was a keyboard operated spectrum-synthesis device capable of mimicking various farm animals in addition to the human voice. The inventors were Homer Dudley with Richard Riesz and Stanley Watkins. See a youtube video here.


von Békésy’s ear
Cochlear implant. Courtesy of the mayo clinic.
Hungarian biohysicist Georg von Békésy, was born June 3, 1899.  His studies of hearing mechanisms in mammals, in particular the coil of the cochlea along the inner ear, paved the way for the development of cochlear implants among the deaf, allowing for deaf patients to hear a limited number of sounds.



The first patent for radio was issued to Guglielmo Marconi in the United Kingdom for “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical Impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus Therefor” on June 2, 1896.

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.

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

Maker Business — Over 500,000 manufacturing jobs are going unfilled

Wearables — Stop the sweat

Electronics — Hummm… 60Hz noise in your amplifier driving you nuts?

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: EuroPython 2021, CircuitPython 7.0.0 alpha 5 and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Forest Fire Beacons, IoT for Beginners, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode for the micro:bit - 2021 Release!

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

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — New Products 7/28/21 w/ Adafruit MCP9601 (MCP96L01) I2C Thermocouple Amplifier – STEMMA QT /Qwiic!

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