Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: April 29 – May 6, 2018

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We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.


Printed Circuit Board Rulers are Getting Smarter

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The printed circuit board (PCB) based ruler has been around for awhile now, with one of the most popular being introduced by Adafruit (shown first, below) several years ago. PCB materials are inexpensive and can be fabricated into custom designs by numerous board firms. The rulers most often have useful information printed or etched on each side, giving them some geek cred in addition to usefulness and style. Read more here!

More BLOG:

Hooray it’s May! Which means it’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on the ada-blog. We also posted Ladyada’s picks for “10 Cool gadgets” that did not make the cut for NYMag’s ‘The Strategist’, shared some Graduation Gift Guides, Time Traveled like we do every Tuesday, and much more.

Oh wait, I almost forgot! Did you know that Adafruit is now on Hype Machine?


Labo RC Car Action Lights: Customize your Nintendo Labo RC Car with vibration-triggered underglow

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The Nintendo Labo RC Toy-Con is simple, but a lot of fun to play with. Let’s make it even better with motion-triggered lights courtesy of Circuit Playground Express.

This modification only uses a little bit of double-sided tape to keep the battery secure, so it’s easily reversible if you decide to remove it or make changes. Learn more here.


Well we sure learned em this week – from Data Logging with Feather and CircuitPython, to a guide on Digital Circuits 5: Memories, a BOSEbuild Reactive Sound tutorial, and more. It’s clear that we’ve been busy.

For all that’s new in Learn, see here!

Don’t wait, learn now.

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.

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Maker Business — Despite multiple bankruptcies, RadioShack continues to find ways to keep the lights on

Wearables — Molding with glue

Electronics — A few words on inductor resistance

Biohacking — Running Blades

Python for Microcontrollers — Help bring CircuitPython to other languages!

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