Community Corner – September 4, 2015: The Featured Projects from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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This week in our Community, Alain Mauer shared his incredible Raspberry Pi Mousetrap project!
My geeky Mousetrap
http://www.instructables.com/id/RaspiTrap-V10/ (read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
This week on the blog, Jessica posted about a cute Neopixel tiara from chebe – check out more on the build here!
I love the Adafruit Learn site, particularly the wearables section, there are some really fun ideas in there. And when I saw the NeoPixel Tiara I knew I needed one. I had almost everything already, except the 3d-printed band.
To TOG! We downloaded the thingiverse file (tiaraHolesClose.stl), converted to gcode, and watched the LulzBot Taz print for 50 minutes. *cue montage music* It was a pretty good print, given how fine some of the detailing is, but our process needs tuning as there are artifacts, and the strands are coming apart as I touch them. Still, usable!(read more)
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.