While the Boston Tea Party in 1773 was a watershed event for coffee consumption — with Colonists beginning to bag their tea consumption in favor of java — 1652 actually marked an even bigger event: The first printed advertisement for coffee in English, a modest handbill from London’s earliest coffee house. In the intervening years, ads for coffee became design events in their own right. Here, some standouts . . . and, as a bonus, a few lines from that very first ad, complete with olde-schoole spellings and punctuation.
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.