Community Corner – December 19, 2014: The Featured Projects from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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Thomas Amely share his fabric pressure sensor project this week in our community. It looks awesome! Check it out here.
I made a fabric pressure sensor today. It’s been a while since I made one of these.This one is 6″ x 6″ with about 1″ resolution. I will be testing the feasibility of making a big one… really big! 6 foot by 6 foot! We shall see. (read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
We love the idea of customized bachelor party cake for a soon-to-be-married maker. When Tim Bartlett, Ethan Hartman, and a handful of other DIY electronics initiates found themselves faced with the challenge of hosting a bachelor party, they spent their party planning time scheming up a very memorable feature of the night.
…This is a case of knowing your audience: my friend Matt is deeply involved in the world of creative DIY electronics, and appreciates a good (ie. terrible) pun. So for Matt’s bachelor party, fellow groomsman Ethan and I arranged for a stripper to pop out of a cake — but in this case, it was a wire stripper (an electrician’s tool) animated by a jumble of electronics, in a cake which we built.
After dinner, we lit the candles on the cake (it was also Matt’s birthday), and in the dim light of the BBQ joint, the illusion was convincing.(read more)
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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