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

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!


2003 – Fairbanks, Alaska Gets A Battery Backup

50f720448ded3.image
Ten years ago today, Fairbanks, Alaska ceased being in such a shifty spot (at least from a power perspective) when the largest battery on the planet was connected to its power grid, providing back-up power to greater Fairbanks, Alaska in America’s geographically largest but least densely populated state. Because of its consistently sub-zero winter temperatures, normal power production-and-delivery methods could not be relied upon, and Fairbanks suffered dangerous winter blackouts every 2 to 3 years. The super battery is large enough to provide power to the city’s 12,000 residents while the backup diesel generators are started up to fill in for the frozen power plants. And you thought your winter was rough?


1893 – Zipping Up the 19th Century

judson-1
Whitcomb Judson filed for a patent for a “traveling locker,” today known as a “zipper” (at least that’s what WE call it) and with help from his friend Lewis Walker showed it off at the 1893 Columbian World’s Exposition in Chicago, where it caught on like wildfire. Though Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, had received a patent some 42 years earlier for the same device (though he called it an “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure”) because he didn’t market it, it is Judson who is widely recognized as the inventor.


1831 – Faraday Makes a Transformation in A Land Faraway, Darwin + the HMS Beagle Get Together

HMS Beagle in Sydney Harbour 1838Faradays_transformer
On the very same day, 181 years, 11 months and 28 years ago (August 30, 1831) Michael Faraday made his first demonstration of an electrical transformer and Charles Darwin wrote a letter agreeing to an unpaid position as a naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle.



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 — Rub’n’buff

Electronics — Multimeter Bandwidth – AC Signal

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: CircuitPython 6 Release Candidate, new hardware & 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! — BACK IN STOCK – Adafruit 2.9″ Grayscale eInk / ePaper Display FeatherWing – 4 Level Grayscale

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



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.