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Community Corner – August 29, 2014: The Featured Projects from this Week


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Check out this entrancing two way mirror project from Jason Nichols!

This is a two way mirror with NeoPixels shining through it. I used three 24 LED rings. There is a layer of white acrylic between the pixels and the two way mirror to diffuse the light.(read more)


Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog

We shared Christopher’s awesome project earlier this week on the Adafruit Blog! He used an Arduino to personalize his ice bucket challenge. Check out more details on his blog here.

My good friend KC Roberts challenged me to participate in the Icebucket Challenge. I made a handsfree icebucket backpack. It’s a little impractical, but a lot awesome.

The success ALS charities are experiencing is surprisingly contentious. Many of the arguments I’ve read against support are trivial, with the exception of animal testing. Since I’m not aware of the nature of animal testing that ALS researchers perform, I have no idea if it’s something that could be avoided. As important as the issue is, I’ve consciously decided that it won’t deter me from offering my support. (read more)


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