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.
100,000 THANKS! Celebrating 100k Followers on Instagram @adafruit – thank you!
This just in – we’re celebrating 100,000 followers on Instagram!
We’d like to thank you – our community – for helping us get here. Thanks for viewing, liking, sharing, commenting, following, and just generally being awesome. And if you haven’t checked us out on Instagram yet, you can follow us here!
Keeping with tradition, we covered quite a bit this past week. Here’s a short list of highlights:
- Adafruit – Election day is a paid day off for employees @adafruit #adafruit #MakeTheVote
- Interview With Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code #MakerEducation
- Girl Scouts unveils 30 new STEM-related badges, including space exploration and cybersecurity #MakerEducation
Crawling Baby Sea Turtle Robot. Get this baby sea turtle safely to the ocean!
The plight of baby sea turtles trying to find their way to the ocean is one that has played out for millennia, and become increasingly harrowing as humans habitation has encroaches on some of their ancestral nesting grounds.
This project demonstrates how to build a robotic turtle that will respond to light, triggering it to start flapping its flippers and moving, hopefully, toward the freedom of the ocean.
The tools and materials for this project (aside from the motors and microcontroller) are things you can find around the home. Paired with the versatile robotics platform, CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express, simple household materials can spring to life and take on any form your imagination desires!
This project demonstrates basic programming skills using Microsoft MakeCode and allows for easy experimentation and adaptation.
- Android GBoard Morse Code Control with Circuit Playground Express
- LEGO Crickit Rover: Make a two wheeled robot
- Circuit Playground Express Treasure Hunt
Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!