Community Corner – January 1, 2016: The Featured Projects from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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Don J shared his ingenious TV remote project this week in our Community, which is especially inspiring for those of us who are constantly losing the remote!
I am so tried of loosing the remote thank you Comcast for leaving the perfect amount of space in the remote for a pebblebee (Bluetooth tracker) (read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
This week on the blog, we shared Kevin’s impressive Arduino Activity Board project here that he made for his 2yo niece!
I made an activity board for my 2 year old niece to play with. It’s a Arduino based lights and motor controlled board for keeping her attention. She can turn on and off a fan with an Adafruit breakbeam sensor. Control a near/far sensor, press a bunch of buttons, and plug in an Ethernet cable. (read more)
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.