I stumbled upon the ‘profiles’ page at the army.mil website that specifically profiles Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. I became fascinated in the stories of Joseph L. Pierce & Edward Day Cohota who both fought for the Union during this nation’s bloody Civil War. I had not heard of either man, even though they have had a House Resolution (H.Res. 415 (110th)) passed in their honor. There’s an especially fascinating photo (above) of Joseph Pierce on Wikipedia sourced from a volunteer infantry and historic preservation tripod.com hosted site – that site lists Pierce as Corporal whereas the army.mil website lists him as Private. Regardless his story is one that deserves to be appreciated – likewise for the story of Edward Day Cohota (image below) who was a member of the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War and a 30-year Veteran but because of his Chinese heritage “was unable to gain American citizenship” due to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 – Cohota would live another 50+ years in the U.S. as an un-naturalized member of our society. Eight years after Cohota’s passing the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Maker Business — Japanese word working and more in December’s issue of HackSpace magazine!
Wearables — Solder-less magic
Electronics — = != ==.
Biohacking — Finding Bliss with Anandamide
Python for Microcontrollers — sysfs is dead! long live libgpiod! libgpiod for linux & Python running hardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python @Adafruit #Adafruit
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.