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March 4, 2016 AT 3:00 pm

Community Corner – March 4, 2016: The Featured Projects from this Week


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Bobby Lumia posted his impressive Cold Drip Coffee Maker project this week in our Community. Check out more on Bobby’s site here!

So its been longer than I’d have hoped for this post, but I was so torn in my design ideas that I decided to wait a little. I let the ideas settle in my mind and eventually, the inspiration came!

I had a few design criteria to make this Cold Drip coffee maker:

  • Simple & Elegant
  • Easy to manufacture with many “off the shelf” components
  • Hack-able
  • Not offensive to Jenn’s Eye (The wife) … so It can be kept in the kitchen
  • Has a certain “Bobby Style”
  • Not too expensive (I’ll probably optimize this later) Trying to keep it at under $100 parts and labour.

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Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog

This week on the blog, we featured Adafruit customer Seika Kobayashi’s super fun grunting tennis racket project. As someone who used to play tennis as a kid and sometimes force a grunt to intimidate opponents during matches, I find this project especially amusing.

Grunting Racket is a tennis racket that sounds pro tennis player’s grunting when you swing it. You can select one of the four primary active grunters, Serena, Sharapova, Djokovic, and Nadal…(read more)


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