Maker Update: Make It Snooze [Maker Update #118] @makerprojectlab @adafruit edition!

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Show Notes [Maker Update #118]

-=Project of the Month=-

PyPortal Alarm Clock by Dave Astels


PyCon: Explore your new Circuit Playground Express using CircuitPython!
Afternoon May 3 – May 5. Hosts: Kattni, Dan, Scott, Melissa, Bryan, Brent

-=Adafruit Projects=-

Tappy Robotic Hand by Dano Wall

PyPortal Oblique Strategies by Collin Cunningham

PyPortal Animated GIF Display by lady ada

PyPortal Weekly Countdown Clock by John Park

PyPortal Event Countdown Clock by John Park

PyPortal Event Count-Up Clock by John Park

PyPortal Air Quality Display by John Park

PyPortal Astronauts in Space by John Park

PyPortal YouTube Views and Subscribers Display by John Park

PyPortal NeoPixel Color Picker by Kattni Rembor

PyPortal View Master by Ruiz Brothers

LED NeoPixel Corset with Circuit Playground Express and MakeCode by Erin St Blaine

CRICKIT Exhibit Demo Board by Dano Wall

-=Contributed Projects=-

Displaying your realtime Blood Glucose from NightScout on an AdaFruit PyPortal by Scott Hanselman

Displaying your realtime Blood Glucose from NightScout on an Adafruit PyPortal by Scott Hanselman @shanselman @NightscoutProj #diabetes

More on Scott’s blog


Use CircuitPython boards on the TI-83 Premium CE calculator!

Use CircuitPython boards on the TI-83 Premium CE calculator! @tiplanetnews @TICalculators @circuitpython #circuitpython

PyPortal Case by Ruiz Brothers

PyPortal Wall Mount by Ruiz Brothers

Sophy Wong Talks Circuit Playground Express

-=Product Spotlight=-

PowerBoost 1000 Charger – Rechargeable 5V Lipo USB Boost @ 1A – 1000C

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