Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up, 10/13 – 10/19: First Orders, #ElectronicHalloween, a Creepy Eye Candy Bowl & More!

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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.


BLOG

X0x2005

The first 2 orders at Adafruit… now up to 2,161,166 orders

When Adafruit started in 2005 we sold 2 open source hardware kits, the x0xb0x and MiniPOV2. You can still find the files to build these two projects at ladyada.net/make/minipov and ladyada.net/make/x0xb0x

I asked Ladyada if we had any of the original orders from about 15 years ago, turns out we have exactly 2 we kept for historic reasons – they are some of the first orders for each of these two kits – that I scanned.

Check out the full post here!

More BLOG:

Keeping with tradition, we covered quite a bit this past week. Here’s a kinda short nearing medium length list of highlights:


LEARN

HalloWing M4 Animated Eye Candy Bowl

Creepy Eye Candy Bowl

See the full guide here!

More LEARN:

Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!


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Maker Business — To make it through a tough business cycle, layoffs should be a last resort

Wearables — Hot glue’s undo button

Electronics — Servo Pulses

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: CircuitPython 6.2.0 released, and More! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — ESP Earrings, RP2040 WiFi, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — Mechanical Coin Bank

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — Adafruit New Products this Week: featuring Adafruit FunHouse – WiFi Home Automation Development Board!

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