Your Moment of Zener. Photo by Johngineer. Our weekly show “Ask an engineer” is approaching 4 years old, it’s the longest running LIVE electronic’s show on the net, we’ve recently added a Google+ live hangout “show-and-tell” with makers from around the world of all ages sharing their projects.
Each week we conclude the show with a “moment of zener” which is just quiet time to reflect on zener diodes (and a hat-tip to the John Stewart show that has “Your Moment of Zen”). On the latest “Ask an engineer” we debuted a new Zener by Johngineer, check it out, larger version here.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.