Community Corner – April 10, 2015: The Featured Projects from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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Check out Josh Crampton‘s great project he put together for his workbench, posted this week in our community!
workbench Function Generator: an old android phone bolted onto a stand made from aluminium scraps. phone is attached simply by shoving an m3 screw through a flat piece of plastic behind the rubber case cover, so the phone can be rotated. 3.5mm audio out goes straight onto the breadboard.
also works as a camera, a music player, a desk lamp, and possibly even a telephone if required (read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
Thanks to Peter for sending in his cute DIY postcard project! Check out more info here.
We use Silhouette blade cutter to create a postcard which (after successful delivery) can be transformed into a self–standing dog. We will also create a custom stamp which will indicate the folding instructions for the recipient.(read more)
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.