I built an Adabot Solder Dispenser — fun little workbench addition (read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
This week on the blog, we featured an epic project from Hackerloop.
or the folks at Hackerloop, a collective of makers, tinkerers and engineers based in Paris, lots of things revolve around Nerf guns—and why not? There is a particular joy gained from shooting a friend with a foam projectile in the face. The Hackerloopers take this a step further though. Their Nerf guns are mounted on drones, robotic turrets—they’ve even rigged up a crazy one involving Google Glass. They’ve raised the bar with their latest Nerf creation, however: a bionic gun that can attach to an amputated or missing limb and be fired by muscle contraction. (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.