Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: July 7th – July 13th
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.
News from the Adafruit factory in New York! Broadcast July 10, 2019. . .
Adafruit broadcasts the weekly ASK an ENGINEER video show and this is the segment on items or concept products that may/might/could be introduced into the Adafruit store in the future (or not)! It’s not out yet, so please don’t ask questions or ask when it’ll be available. You may keep an eye on the Adafruit new products list to see what has been put in the store or that may be coming soon. See more!
Simple Vertical Wordclock: This simple vertical version on the ever-popular wordclock spells out the time by illuminating rows of words. Reading from top to bottom, any five minute increment of time can be spelled out by illuminating some combination of these rows. (Credit to Twitter user @3d0g for this concept.)
This project uses a laser engraved piece of acrylic paired with a cardboard stand and is lit by a strip of NeoPixels powered by a Feather M4 Express board with a Precision Real Time Clock FeatherWing keeping time even if the clock is disconnected from power. See more!
Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.