How much cosplay is there at Dragon Con? Words can’t capture it. I’ve shared several images of costumes from the epic convention but they barely scratch the surface. Luckily, BeatDownBoogie has a 30 minute long video that does an excellent job of showing off the wide variety of costumes and the very intense crowds and atmosphere of Dragon Con. There’s absolutely no other convention like it. If you can’t devote 30 minutes of your day to watching the video, it’s still worth pulling it up and skipping around to get a mini-portrait of the creativity and madness.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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.