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

NEW PRODUCTS – GAKKEN (PART 2) – Theo Jansen’s Mini Strandbeest Kit / Biped Robot Kit / Mini Rhinoceros Kit / V-twin Steam Engine Kit / Delta Twister Flying Machine Kit

NEW PRODUCTS – GAKKEN (PART 2)Theo Jansen’s Mini Strandbeest Kit / Biped Robot Kit / Mini Rhinoceros Kit / V-twin Steam Engine Kit / Delta Twister Flying Machine Kit

Gakken is a Japanese publishing company founded in 1946. In the 1970s, they began selling educational toys, books, magazines, and electronic kits. Their kits are known for their smart design and relative ease of use and have a large cult following both in Japan and the United States.

Check out all of our new Gakken products here!

NewImage

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest walks around leisurely, propelled naturally by the wind flowing through its turbines. Now you can build and enjoy your very own miniature version – a small Strandbeest that glides gracefully across surfaces without electricity or batteries.

The Strandbeest is a kinetic, wind-propelled sculpture that was designed by physicist/artist Theo Jansen. While the original was designed for the beach (strandbeest is Dutch for “beach beast”), this do-it-yourself version will work equally well on any flat surface. It’s perfect for kids or adults and isn’t too hard so it won’t take more than an afternoon to put together.

In stock and shipping now!

Biped and rhino

Theo Jansen style Biped Robot Kit (top) and Theo Jansen’s Mini Rhinoceros Kit (bottom)

The spiritual successors to The Mini Strandbeest, these kits use physicist/artist Theo Jansen’s technique to create an elegant walking robot or rhinoceros!

Both kits are propelled in the same way as the The Strandbeest – without electricity or batteries and only by the power of the wind. Simply put together the kit, place the robot or rhino on a flat surface, add a fan or some blowing air, and watch as it walks gracefully and fluidly forward. These are fun, easy, and unique kits for both kids and adults and they look great while in motion or resting on a mantelpiece. These truly are works of physics and works of art!

In stock and shipping now!

NewImage

This Twin Cylinder Steam Engine Kit has everything you need to make your own old school V-type steam engine. This kit is a great way to both learn about how steam engines work and brush up on your mechanics. It’s perfect for makers, train enthusiasts, or a classroom demonstration for a lesson on James Watt. No batteries required for this kit, it uses a small flame and principles of gas expansion and contraction to create motion!

In stock and shipping now!

NewImage

The Delta Twister is a build-it-yourself lightweight flying machine that’s perfect for both amateur flight enthusiasts and amateur makers. The Delta Twister flies either by a wound up rubber band or a small electric motor that propels its dual-plastic wings to flap rapidly through the air.

In stock and shipping now!



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 — Start with too much

Electronics — Desolder with… more solder!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Over 200 CircuitPython compatible boards! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #CircuitPythonDay @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Mitigating Climate Change with IoT, LoRaWAN Gardens, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode and Wonder Woman 1984 Team Up

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 9/17/2020 featuring Adafruit BrainCraft HAT – Machine Learning for Raspberry Pi 4!

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.