Miss this week’s Ask An Engineer? Don’t worry, we’ve got New nEw NEWs for you right here
Miss this week’s Ask An Engineer? Don’t worry, we’ve got New nEw NEWs for you right here:
NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK
64×32 Flexible RGB LED Matrix – 5mm Pitch: If you’ve played with multiplexed RGB matrices, you may have wondered “hey, could we possibly manufacture these on a thin enough PCB so it’s flexible?” and the answer is Yes! This LED panel is just like rigid 64×32 style ones, but without the plastic supports. This matrix has a thin, bendable PCB backing that can be gently bent and curved around surfaces.
Adafruit METRO M0 Express – designed for CircuitPython – ATSAMD21G18: Metro is our series of microcontroller boards for use with the Arduino IDE. This new Metro M0 Express board looks a whole lot like our original Metro 328, but with a huge upgrade. Instead of the ATmega328, this Metro features a ATSAMD21G18 chip, an ARM Cortex M0+. It’s our first Metro that is designed for use with CircuitPython! CircuitPython is our beginner-oriented flavor of MicroPython – and as the name hints at, its a small but full-featured version of the popular Python programming language specifically for use with circuitry and electronics.
AT users and those who support them desperately need engineers and technologists to help them achieve everyday tasks. High school STEAM and robotics students, hobbyists, and DIY electronics enthusiasts have the skills necessary to create innovative solutions today. These are serious white hats whom we’re proud to support.
Adjustable 60W Pen-Style Soldering Iron – 220VAC Euro Plug – BEST 102C: Practice makes perfect! If you want things done right, DIY is the way to go! You re-work hard all day, so treat yourself with the BEST portable Adjustable Soldering Iron we carry! C’est le meilleur! OK, “Best” may be subjective, but it’s also the name of the brand, so voilà! But, sérieusement, mes amis, this is a really nice iron, good enough for every-day use. We dig the slim pen iron (so comfortable to hold), adjustable-temperature (oooh, regardez, there’s a little control box!), durable grounded cord, and fast 60 Watt heat up!
Adjustable 60W Pen-Style Soldering Iron – 220VAC UK Plug – BEST 102C: You re-work hard all day, so treat yourself with the BEST portable Adjustable Soldering Iron we carry! OK, “Best” may be subjective, but it’s also the name of the brand, so there ya go! But, seriously folks, this is a really nice iron, good enough for every-day use. We dig the slim pen iron (so comfortable to hold), adjustable-temperature (oooh there’s a little control box!), durable grounded cord, and fast 60 Watt heat up!
CircuitPython 3 Poster: We’re celebrating CircuitPython 3 in “software box art” style here. You may remember when software came in a box – now with download-only you probably miss the shrink-wrap, the CD-ROMs, and even the cool release posters you’d sometimes snag.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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.