Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: 3D Printable Tools, ABCs of COVID-19 , #CelebratingFirsts, MagTag Cat Fed Clock 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

Raspberry Pi Streams Chill LoFi YouTube While I Code!

From our Ladyada …

“I love having one of these chill YouTube ‘radio’ streams going on while I code, but I dont like having a separate browser window open just to play music. Then I thought “hey lets have a Pi 4 do it for me!” The Braincraft hat has a display where we have a Chromium Kiosk window open so the adorable animation plays. Audio comes out of the onboard I2S codec for great sound – I’m using headphone/line out to a speaker Phil gave me, but it also has speaker drivers. The onboard on/off switch acts as an easy mute. Next up we’ll add the joystick to control volume up/down and maybe select different streams left/right.”

This is the stream we like to listen to but there’s lots of different ones on YouTube available! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qap5aO4i9A

More BLOG:


LEARN

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MagTag Cat Fed Clock

Never let your cat fool you into an extra meal again 🙂

Did you feed the cat this morning? Would the cat tell you if you did? Of course not – food is an indoor pet’s main source of entertainment. Using MagTag, we can create a clock that sets itself and allows you to save a reference to the last time you fed the cat – simultaneously maintaining your pet’s healthy weight, and your sanity.

Bonus: it’s compatible with dogs as well.

Learn more!

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 — Sticky energy

Electronics — My signal isn’t THAT noisy, is it?

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: COVID tracking, OSHWA proposals and much more! #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! — JP’s Product Pick of the Week 1/19/21 MPR121 Cap Touch Gator Breakout @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit #newproductpick

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