Weekly Editorial Round-Up: National Robotics Week, Adafruit Top Secret!, New Learn Guides, & More
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.
April 6-14 2019 is National Robotics Week! In celebration we will be sharing fun robot stories and projects on the Adafruit Blog everyday.
This past year has been an exciting one for Adafruit+robotics with the launch of our Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction KITS! With CRICKIT its never been easier to make your own Robot Friend using CircuitPython, MakeCode and Arduino! Read more.
As you probably know by now, the PyPortal has quite a few built-in hardware features. In this project, we’re going to take advantage of the light sensor, which allows you to have a built-in, light sensitive analog input. We’re going to use that light sensor to change between two pictures on the PyPortal. If there isn’t enough light hitting the sensor, then the picture will change and play an audio file; otherwise the original picture will remain displayed.
Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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