Making Ice With Solar Power In The Amazon #SolarPower
Producing is and other amenities with solar power in the Amazon. via wider image
On the banks of a river in Brazil’s largest state, the warmth of the sun is helping to keep local produce fresh, pump river water to homes and light up a soccer field.
The Solar Ice project, developed by the Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development and Sao Paulo University, uses solar power to produce ice on the Parana do Amana river in the northwest state of Amazonas.
The initiative aims to improve access to electricity, previously generated only using diesel, and improve living standards for the Vila Nova do Amana community, located in a Sustainable Development Reserve.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.