Community Corner – March 25, 2016: The Featured Projects from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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This week in our Community, Yuan LIU featured his fantastic 3d Printed Tardis light switch plate project.
More than 3 months after, final success with Tardis switch plate! (And learning about 3D printing deepens.)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
Using Uber can be wonderfully convenient but also financially perilous. That’s why we love this Uber Surge Pricing Alert project made with HUZZAH from Andres, which we featured this week on the blog.
A group of friends and me have created “Uber Surge Alert” a little application in ESP8266 Huzzah of Adafruit that allows through the API Uber know the current “Surge Uber” of the area where your home or office, surge current rate the level will be displayed by their installed LED’s (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.