Community Corner – August 15, 2014: The Featured Projects from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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Many thanks to James Wolf for sharing another great project on our Community page! Check out his arduino decision maker project here!
Made a fun little project for my wife with the tiny Arduino Beetle and 3D printed a plastic enclosure. You can a lot of fun with an Arduino and a few flashing LED’s (read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
Thanks to Marcus Olsson for sending in this awesome Neopixel VU earrings project! Check out more on his blog here.
This hack was inspired by Adafruit Gemma Hoop Earrings and the first version of the earrings used an accelerometer instead of a microphone to react on the environment. Having trouble to create any good patterns with the accelerometer and found the small INMP401 mic, same as the bracelet use, it was a easy decision to switch to use a mic instead.
I build the earrings with Vesta Schelin. (read more)
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.