Community Corner – September 2, 2016: The Featured Projects from this Week
Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project
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Jordan Cohen shared his great looking blinking build this week in our Community!
I finished buzz! But have a slight issue..
I took a #solderingsunday class at +FUBAR Labs a few weeks ago and finally just finished up this little guy.
But I have one issue, it doesn’t work on battery power. It works while plugged in USB but not on battery. I think I may have cooked a component, I did 90% of this with lead free solder which needs more heat. Where do you even begin troubleshooting circuits and electrical components? I don’t know how to start. I did change the battery, that much I did know. (read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
This week on the blog, we featured Juan’s awesome arduino based project!
How to face IoT, the best is trying and making by your self with real hardware, in my case I began with MKR1000 – Arduino, the second challenge is to send to the web the information, in this case I find the platform from Adafruit. (read more)
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