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Maker Update: Clocking In [Maker Update Newsletter #111] @makerprojectlab @adafruit edition!

Maker Update: Clocking In [Maker Update Newsletter #111] Adafruit edition – (video). This week on a special Adafruit edition of Maker Update, clocking in with a cube, Grand Central MIDI control, wireless Neopixels, a rainbow archway, and a Mini Mac with a skull inside.

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++Show Notes [Maker Update #111]++

-=Project of the Month=-

Adafruit IO Time Tracking Cube by Ruiz Bros. and Brent Rubell
https://learn.adafruit.com/time-tracking-cube

-=News=-

MakeCode Arcade Details
https://makecode.com/blog/arcade/01-18-2019

MakeCode Arcade with Raspberry Pi Zero
https://learn.adafruit.com/makecode-arcade-with-raspberry-pi-zero

MakeCode Arcade with SAMD51 M4
https://learn.adafruit.com/makecode-arcade-with-samd51-m4

MakeCode Arcade Game Repo
https://arcade.makecode.com/

Create With Cartoon Network
http://www.createwithcn.com/

Microsoft Education Team Announcement
https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2019/01/microsoft-makecode-cartoon-network-and-adafruit-team-up-to-inspire-a-new-generation-of-creators/

-=Adafruit Projects=-

Build a mini mac with HalloWing that displays boot screen actually plays startup chimes! by Ruiz Bros.
https://learn.adafruit.com/hallowing-mac

Pearl’s Gem Weapon – Steven Universe by Ruiz Bros.
https://learn.adafruit.com/pearl-s-spear-steven-universe

Grand Central USB MIDI Controller by John Park
https://learn.adafruit.com/grand-central-usb-midi-controller-in-circuitpython

Spinning Disc Step Sequencer by John Park
https://learn.adafruit.com/spinning-disc-step-sequencer

Circuit Playground Powerpuff Girls Valentine by Erin St Blaine
https://learn.adafruit.com/circuit-playground-valentine

Wireless NeoPixel Controller by Erin St. Blaine
https://learn.adafruit.com/neotrellis-neopixel-controller

Glue Stick Light Pipe Sculpture by Dano Wall
https://learn.adafruit.com/glue-stick-archway

See also: “Fiber Optic” LED Matrix by jbumstead
https://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-LED-Matrix/

Grand Central Soundboard in Ten Minutes by Mike Barela
https://learn.adafruit.com/grand-central-soundboard-in-ten-minutes

-=Other Projects=-

Interactive LED Dome With Fadecandy, Processing and Kinect by amygoodchild
https://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Dome-With-Fadecandy-Processing-and/

The Plotti Botti: An Internet-Controlled Drawing Robot! by 8bitsandabyte
https://www.hackster.io/8bitsandabyte/the-plotti-botti-an-internet-controlled-drawing-robot-51225a

-=Tools/Tips=-

Grand Central Guide
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-grand-central

John Park interview on Cool Tools
https://kk.org/cooltools/john-park-professional-maker/

New Fusion 360 Layer by Layer – Print In Place Hinges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6AqZDajXHM

Product Spotlight: Circuit Playground Express
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3333

Circuit Playground guides
https://learn.adafruit.com/category/circuit-playground

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