Here’s What’s Inside The Nintendo Ring-Con #Nintendo #TearDown
Nintendo are no strangers to complicated peripherals for their consoles. Spawn Wave on YouTube goes through tearing down the RingCon, a pilates ring for the Nintendo Switch. Not surprisingly there are some flex sensers baked into the device, at around the 8 minute mark there is a fun Adafruit easter egg.
The Ringcon that comes with Ring Fit Adventure is an interesting take on what has been a standard tool in the exercise world for a while now. There have been a lot of people who were curious as to how the Ringcon itself worked and if there was anything to it. Today we’ll take it apart and see how it works and how it is actually connected to an old Nintendo peripheral from the 80s.
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.