Community Corner – September 11, 2015: The Featured Projects from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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Eric William shared his wonderful Urban Kitchen Garden project (powered by arduino!) this week in our community!
Growing some sprouts in the Arduino Kitchen Garden. Not bad for a wine cooler ;)(read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
This week on our blog, Jessica posted about Adafruit Customer Brian’s awesome Mickey/Minnie Mouse Ear project!
I made these ears for my recent trip to Disneyland with my girlfriend. My pair glows blue while her pair glows pink and also have the Minnie Mouse polka dot bow.
This will guide you through the basics of constructing these ears for yourself. Keep in mind this is just how I did it and you are always free to do it better. The batteries lasted for about 8 hours of continual use when using brand new AAA batteries, and about 4 hours using rechargeable AAA batteries.(read more)
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.