Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: June 18 – June 25, 2018
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.
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See below for some of our blog highlights from over the last few days:
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.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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