Community Corner – January 22, 2016: The Featured Projects from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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This week in our Community, Linn shared her great Desktop Caddy Organizer project from her Darbin Orvar Youtube Channel.
Build this ultimate small part desktop caddy and organize all your electronics components! (read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
We shared Jesse Leonard’s awesome Gemma powered Neopixel hat project this week on our blog!
Running hat for running at night. First prototype with Arduino uno using Adafruit’s neopixel library and “strand_test”. A Gemma and lipo battery came in the mail today just in time to make the hat self-contained (no USB battery needed). It’s a bit dangly right now but it survived a couple mile run tonight without flying apart. (read more)
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.