Today we’re trying out some pneumatics! These are air-pumps and valves that allow folks to make inflatable project. We start with a pump that pushes air into a balloon thru an open valve. Then we close the valve to verify the balloon stays inflated. Then we release the valve and the air empties out! Works great!
Usually it’s hard to find low cost parts for these kinds of projects so we’re excited to get them into the Adafruit shop soon – Video.
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