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.
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- Adafruit team members share what it means having a pet during these tuff times
- Activities you can do at home this week from @Raspberry_Pi
- STEM + Homeschooling for your Kids
- The Untold History of the N95 Mask
- Adafruit was mentioned during Mayor de Blasio COVID-19 update 3/23/2020
The current global pandemic has spurred many people to search for ways to help support the overstretched medical system and many designs for personal protective equipment can now be found online, with examples ranging from 3D printed masks, to replacement respirator parts and Venturi valves, to DIY face shields.
Prusa Research has released this open source face shield (adapted from this original design) which anyone with access to the right tools can manufacture themselves.
In this guide, we’ll show how you can make this design with a 3D printer and a 2 Liter PET bottle or two (3 L may work even better if you can get one!) in case you do not have a laser cutter or Cricut vinyl/craft cutter.
- Sew a Cotton Face Mask
- Chauncey the Flower Care Bot with CLUE and Bonsai Buckaroo
- Game Clock with Circuit Playground & MakeCode
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