Community Corner – March 25, 2016: The Featured Projects from this Week


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Tardis installed to wall

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.)
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Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog

Uber Surge Alert with ESP8266 Hackster io

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)


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