In the middle of the summer at the Zaatari refugee camp—the former army base in Lebanon that is now home to nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees—temperatures can soar well over 100 degrees. There are no trees. And until recently, there was no shade for refugees as they walked to get food or water or as children walked to one of the camp schools.
Earlier this year, after a university alum who lives in Jordan proposed the idea, a class of architecture and design students at Miami University in Ohio started collaborating with refugees at Zaatari, via Skype, to design sun shelters for the camp.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.