DIY Jem and the Holograms Earrings #ElectronicHalloween
It’s showtime synergy with Jem and the Hologram DIY earrings. via instructables
Truly, truly, truly outrageous. If you grew up in the 80’s, most likely you know and love Jem and the Holograms. The cartoon series that starred Jerrica and her secret rockstar identity Jem. Along with her bandmates, The Holograms and Synergy a holographic computer designed to be the ultimate audio/visual entertainment synthesizer. As you can see, the cartoon was nothing short of amazing.
There is a movie coming out, but from the look of it, it doesn’t do much to honor the 80’s series, or it’s creator Christy Marx. In my opinion it’s truly a missed opportunity for an outrageous, synthed out, near future movie with great fashion, music and kick-ass females. However, it has sparked an interest in Jem again and have reminded my generation just how cool the color pink can be. So, as a small homage I have created Jem’s star earrings that blink and twinkle when pressed.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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.