UK Man Testing Game-Inspired Bionic Prosthetic Arm #MetalGearSolid @openbionics
The Open Bionics team – known for other fashionable and kids superhero-prosthetics – are in the news again, this time with the story of James Young, who several years ago was in a train accident in London Docklands. Fast-forward and he’s now the proud owner of a myoelectric robotic prosthesis and tester for The Phantom Limb Project. The bionic arm includes many features like a USB charging port (I’m guessing a Type A Jack) and digital watch (operating system unknown). Not pictured, a small quadcopter can be mounted to the shoulder and operated via the arm somehow – see a picture of the multirotor device here. You can read more about James’s story here at the Daily Mail and keep track of the project via their website.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.