New Approach To Toxic Algae Detection Inspired by The Zebra Mussel #Biomimicry
A water utility in Ohio taking cues from the Zebra Mussel, via wateronline
Avon Lake Regional Water “plans to use LCCC’s water technology lab to create a sensor that could mimic those capabilities, according to chief utilities executive Todd Danielson. Such a sensor could help the utility get ready for algal blooms like the one that contaminated Toledo’s drinking water last summer, forcing the city to issue a drinking water ban that lasted three days,” the report continued.
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.