ADAFRUIT WEEKLY ROUND-UP
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.
Women in Hardware – Episode Five Anouk Wipprecht
We’re at the Adafruit factory in New York City with Anouk Wipprecht, Alex Glow of hackster.io, Limor Fried, founder and lead engineer of Adafruit Industries (video).
What does fashion lack? “Microcontrollers” according to Dutch based Hi-Tech Fashion Designer and Innovator Anouk Wipprecht. As she is working in the emerging field of “FashionTech”; a rare combination of fashion design combined with engineering, science and interaction/user experience design. Producing an impressive body of tech-enhanced designs bringing together fashion and technology in an unusual way: she creates technological couture; with systems around the body that tend towards artificial intelligence; projected as ‘host’ systems on the human body, her designs move, breath, and react to the environment around them.
We had another wacky yet wonderful week here at Adafruit. We covered A LOT, but see below for some of our blog highlights from over the last few days:
- What is CRICKIT? Overview, updates, and more
- Robots drawing robots
- CircuitPython 2.3.1 Released!
- MusicMakers012: iji
- Robot Archeology: Chuck E Cheese and Showbiz Pizza Animatronics
CircuitPython is Python that runs on microcontrollers, including your Gemma board! To learn more about CircuitPython, check out the Welcome to CircuitPython and CircuitPython Essentials guides. This guide uses CircuitPython and Gemma.
This project is a simple one that requires touch interaction from you! There are three touch pads on your Gemma, and it just so happens that there are three colors in the built-in RGB LED! So, we’ve written up a program using CircuitPython that allows you to control the red level from the first pad, the green level from the second pad, and the blue level from the third to make any color in the rainbow! Learn more.
- Motorized Turntable: You spin me right round
- Double-sided PCB Milling: Custom two-sided PCB
- Snake Charmer Box: Fun beginner’s project for Circuit Playground Express
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