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Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: July 9 – July 16

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ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL 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.


BLOG

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We Celebrated 7,000 Members in Our Discord Community!

Thank you for joining us on Discord! We’re celebrating 7,000 members.

Join the Adafruit Discord community and be part of making, sharing, and helping each other out.

More BLOG:

Keeping with tradition, we covered quite a bit this past week. Here’s a short list of highlights:


LEARN

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AdaBox008: Explore and use the contents of your AdaBox 008

This AdaBox is a pretty special one, it’s the first box where we’re introducing a new robotics platform and also (hopefully!) a new way to think about robotics.

Having an AdaBox dedicated to robotics (not just a single robot rover like we did in AdaBox 002) is a bit of a change. Yes, we’ve got tons of fun projects that you can build ‘out of the box’ but we’re hoping we can present you with more than just parts and tutorials.

This AdaBox is meant to be an inspiration to us humanoids – to Make Robot Friend not robot enemy or robot slave. Read more.

More LEARN

Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!


Please vote for Limor Fried (Ladyada) for Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Award
Our Ladyada (Limor Fried) was nominated for Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Award! Please vote for her! Visit: https://www.redhat.com/en/about/women-in-open-source

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