Adafruit customer Joe Barnard wrote in to share his really cool model rocket project with us. His website is impressive and has lots of information on his experiments in rocketry so be sure to check it out!
…Barnard Propulsion Systems is a platform intended to further knowledge and understanding in modern rocketry by experimentation. Right now, the primary goal is to achieve VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) of a model rocket with fixed thrust, solid propellant motors.
The challenge is difficult, but through small advances in stabilization, coding, and lots of trial and error, bit by bit it can be accomplished.
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.