NASA has shown off the ‘robot hotel’ that it is sending into space as part of the SpaceX commercial resupply mission scheduled to launch tomorrow. The robot hotel is designed to be mounted on the outside of the International Space Station where it will protect important hardware from the dangers of space. By working together, the robot hotel and instruments will help protect the ISS’s valuable systems.
NASA is launching its Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS), a protective storage unit that it describes as a robot hotel. This device will first be used to house a pair of Robotic External Leak Locators (RELL), which are mass spectrometers that can detect ammonia being leaked from the ISS. Both RELL units are already on the ISS, one that was launched in 2015 and the other in 2018.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.