Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up August 16 – 22, Feather on the Cover of HackSpace, #BackToSchool, an RGB Matrix Clock and More!

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

HackSpace Magazine Issue 34 – Discover Feather

HackSpace magazine issue 34 looks in-depth at the Feather ecosystem of microcontrollers, single board computers, and add-on boards (FeatherWings).

Check out the full post here!

More BLOG:

Keeping with tradition, we covered quite a bit this past week. Here’s a kinda short nearing medium length list of highlights:


Learn

Network Connected RGB Matrix Clock

Build a beautiful, modern digital clock with a retro flair using CircuitPython, Metro M4 Airlift, RGB Matrix shield, and a 64 x 32 LED RGB pixel matrix display.
WiFi connectivity with the Metro M4 Airlift keeps your clock in sync with internet time using Adafruit IO!

See the full guide here!

More LEARN:

Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!


Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink

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Maker Business — To make it through a tough business cycle, layoffs should be a last resort

Wearables — A vision check

Electronics — I touched my glitchy circuit, and now it works!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Python on the new Raspberry Pi Pico board and RP2040 chip! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Our Favorite IoT Projects from 2020

Microsoft MakeCode — Play MakeCode Arcade games on Raspberry Pi!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit SPI Flash SD Card – XTSD 512 MB

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