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Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: LED Matrix Scoreboard, What limited travel means for electronic companies, NASA’s New Space Suits and more!

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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.


BLOG

PassportLimited outside-USA travel… limited state travel, what it means for electronic companies

What does it mean for large electronic / tech companies to mostly not travel for months, maybe up to a year? International travel on pause for sure for a while, and locally (like NYS), requires isolation of 14 days when arriving.

Giant sponsorships of significant events, flying around for meetings, sponsoring things like sporting events are all paused or very different.

And what does it mean when a company’s business model relies (or relied upon) on in-person workshops, travel in the USA / international, or schools being open, in-person, for workshops? There is a lot of work to re-build. We will all need to do things differently. Read more!

More BLOG:


LEARN

CLUE BLE MIDI Glove

Send wireless MIDI continuous controller (CC) messages over the air to your favorite BLE synthesizer or synth app on iOS or mac os! This project uses the CLUE’s built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor to send three different CC signals as you tilt and roll your hand.
Use the CLUE’s TFT screen, buttons, and touch pads to select different CC numbers, and even pause/restart sending data while maintaining the BLE MIDI connection.
You can also change the sound of your synth entirely at the tap of a CLUE touchpad by sending Bank/Preset Program Change messages.

See full guide!

More LEARN

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