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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

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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)


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