Femi, a young maker, built our 7″ Raspbbery Pi Tablet project and wrote a blog post about his build process. We’re extremely chuffed to read about his experience and it really made our day. Read his blogpost for all the details. Thank you Femi and Grace for sharing and being awesome!
This was an epic project for me and my mum. There was a lot of excitement around the new touchscreen display for the Raspberry Pi and I really wanted to get hold of one…Although it adds up to be a little costly – it has given me, as well as my parents, an invaluable learning experience of 3D printing and building electronic devises. Every time I pick it up, I feel a real sense of ‘pride and wonder’ that we didn’t just buy this from the shops but produced it ourselves. I would really recommend this project but be warned, it is quite challenging especially for newbies like us.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
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.