We’ve already seen how to play Xbox video games using the ATMakers Freedom Wing in a previous article. Now the amazing device has been linked to an iPhone and DJI Spark drone to allow disabled users to fly a drone using their regular wheelchair joystick. All of the adaptive equipment a disabled person uses, probably the device that is most familiar to them is the joystick that they use to drive their power chair. By connecting the Freedom Wing to an Adafruit feather, in this case an nRF52840, assistive technology developer Chris Young was able to fly a drone around his neighborhood. In the YouTube video about learn all the details about how this works.
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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.