Jason Scott has a great blog post about progress being made at the Internet Archive on archiving old DOS and Windows programs. Through the hard work of JSMESS developers they now have Windows 3.1 working in an emulated DOS environment on a webpage. Not content with just running Windows, they even sorted out how to get the ancient operating system online and browsing the web with Netscape 1.0n! Jason feels we’ve reached the ‘Emularity’ (a riff on the singularity), where progress in emulating old computers in a web browser has reached a point where new systems can quickly be emulated. Nice work to all involved with the project!
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.
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