It was so fun looking back through the Adafruit Youtube videos of the last decade to compile this list! Lets start with the best – check out our top 1-10 youtube videos of the last decade below!
Browse Adafruit’s extensive catalog of EL materials and supplies! http://www.adafruit.com/category/50
Get inspiration for your next EL project with the guides on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/category/el
Since the last Guardian Robot project, we’ve gotten a number of requests to add a servo and LED to the head – In this project, we’ll show you how to do that!
Mounted to the eye is a 10mm blue LED. The head itself is attached to a servo horn and mounted to a micro servo. The head can freely rotate while the eye blink randomly. Surrounding the body are 5mm blue LEDs that illuminate the various surface details.
The random motion of the servo and eye blinks give the illusion of the robot “searching”. It’s appears quite organic and live like, adding much more dimension to this replica.
Light up your stride! Mod a pair of high-tops with NeoPixel strip and FLORA, Adafruit’s wearable electronics platform. Becky Stern and Phillip Burgess show you how to use a velostat step sensor in the heel to trigger firey animations as you walk! Build your own: https://learn.adafruit.com/firewalker-led-sneakers/
We did a partial Furby teardown– check it out at the Adafruit Learning System! https://learn.adafruit.com/furby-2012-teardown
Here’s a video guide to getting started with our fabulous fingerprint sensor! In addition to the detailed photo/software tutorial, we hope it’ll help you set up your sensor easily!
Buy one: http://www.adafruit.com/products/751
Full tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-optical-fingerprint-sensor
Raspberry Pi Laptop with Atrix 4G Dock
We found this post in the Raspberry Pi forums and wanted to make a tutorial for this easy way to make a Raspberry Pi laptop using the Atrix 4G dock: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=6747
Check out Adafruit’s many Raspberry Pi tutorials and accessories: http://adafruit.com/rasperrypi
More info on the cables and adapters used to make this project here:https://blog.adafruit.com/2012/09/10/cables-adapters-for-the-atrix-raspberry-pi-laptop/
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of that classic gaming device by building your own with 3D printing and DIY electronics from adafruit.
The 3D printed enclosure will house all the components and you can print it in your favorite color.
Find out how to assemble and program this project by checking out the guide on the adafruit learning system.
Add a light panel to illuminate the back of your iPhone!
Adafruit iPhone tools & accessories: http://www.adafruit.com/category/111
9. (personal fave)
Collin’s Lab: Soldering
Learn the basics of soldering from Collin Cunningham!
Adding colorful LEDs to your project used to require a lot of pins on your microcontroller and complex code. With the Adafruit NeoPixels, those problems are a thing of the past. You only need one pin on any microcontroller to run a long string of pixels, and with our open source NeoPixel library, you can get your NeoPixels up and running in seconds.
Not only are NeoPixels easy to use, but they come in a wide variety of designs to fit your project. You can get NeoPixels in sewable form, long waterproof strips, in a ring, on an Arduino shield, on a stick, breadboard friendly and much more! Learn everything there is to know about Adafruit NeoPixels and how easy it is to use them on the Adafruit Learning System.