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Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: June 18 – June 25, 2018

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ADAFRUIT WEEKLY ROUND-UP


We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t worry – we can help with that! 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.


BLOG

Adafruit one year discord blog

Celebrating a year together as a community on Discord!

We’re thrilled to say Adafruit’s Discord is one of the largest open-source, electronics, sharing community Discord servers. Last year in July, Discord made Adafruit an official partner and it allowed us to do more things with the server like customization and cool features for the community.

More BLOG:

See below for some of our blog highlights from over the last few days:


LEARN

LED Glowing Slime: Make some sticky LED throwies!

3D printed a simple holder for coin cell batteries and make LED throwies that’s re-usable. Just pop in a coin cell and press fit them together. You can slide in an LED and take it out to turn it off or change the battery. The design is free to download and easy to print so you can make batch of them. You can get your students involved by having them setup the parts for 3d printing.

MORE LEARN:

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


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Maker Business — Rethink Robotics closes shop. Long live collaborative robots #makerbusiness

Wearables — Cleaning is key

Electronics — Serial overkill

Biohacking — Biohacking Resources – Books, Talks and Podcasts

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython @ Hackaday SuperCon #ICYMI @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python

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