The Tech That Makes This 2017 Supercon Badge so Awesome #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #tech #BadgeLife
Hackaday’s Superconference welcomes hackers November 10th with a brand new badge designed by Mike Harrison. Not only is this PIC32 controlled board eye candy, but it will be bringing out the Roger Deakins in people with its camera. Yes, filming with these badges is encouraged at this con.
They are designed to be hacked and we have awards for the best film made using the badge’s camera, as well as the the best hardware and software hacks. What you create during Supercon will be demonstrated live on stage before the closing ceremonies on Sunday.
Besides the camera there’s an OLED screen, an accelerometer, a prototyping area, a 2×6 expansion header, an ISP header and a TTL232 header. Of course there are enough buttons to handle games and puzzles, which have also been mentioned. For more details on this amazing badge, check out the project site. If you are enticed by this badge or just want a fun hacking experience, you can still land tickets for the big event. If you enjoy photography and have an interest in building your own camera, check out our Konstruktor kit. It’s an SLR that’s DIY!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.