James Tyrwhitt-Drake created this 4k-quality time-lapse of what the Earth looks like from orbit by stitching together images from the Elektro-L Russian weather satellite, which takes a 121-megapixel picture every half-hour. The sat orbits the planet about 25,000 miles over the Indian Ocean.
The raw images aren’t quite this perfect. Tyrwhitt-Drake writes on YouTube that he had to correct for misalignments and image artifacts that happened when the camera faced the sun. But they combine to make the highest-quality video of our home world we’ve ever seen.
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.