Community Corner – June 10, 2016: The Featured Project and Post from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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Paul Gross shared his ingenious 3D Printed Knitting Needle Kit project this week in our Community!
My wife has wanted for along time to use various 25mm knitting needles for her large gauge yarn projects, so this kit was designed to fulfill her many requirements in a very flexible way.
This 25mm knitting needle kit allows many configurations, including standard needle, circular needles, both double and single ended, and broomstick lace needle.
The individual segments are attached using either a male or female thread, plus a grub-screw for changing the female into a male screw.
This design was published (non-commercial) on youmagine for anyone to print for themselves.(read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
This week on the blog, we featured Andrew’s incredible DIY Floating Hackerspace project.
I just finished documenting a project I led in May creating a
floating, art and science laboratory from the ground up. It’s set up to help
monitor an endangered coral reef off the shore of a small fishing community
too poor to really protect it well themselves. The lab was designed to give
ownership of this natural resource to the community while providing a space
for education about designing sensors, electronics, and programming. It
currently hosts workshops that draw motivated folks from around the island
to come, clean up the sea, and build new tech to monitor the environmental
health of the region. (read more)
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.