For the past few weekends, my side project has been this slab maple coffee table. While there aren’t any electronics inside, I couldn’t help but document the project and write up a guide on the Adafruit Learning System. I really enjoyed learning about the process of epoxy-finishing wood and wanted to pass along the fun, open source style. Inside you’ll find links to all the materials I used as well as tons of process pics.
This 150 year-old maple tree was cut down on my parents’ Connecticut property two years ago, and this slice has been drying in their barn since. I’ve had a long time to think about this project and it was a blast finally finishing it up!
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.