Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: a mask in every USA order and more @adafruit, Petite Pico Prototypes , NextMind 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.
Adafruit is helping with the “100 Day Masking Challenge” and adding a mask in every USA order for the next 100 days. Mask up America, let’s flatten the curve together, and build back better – details: https://adafruit.com/free
We’re asking for companies like Amazon to consider doing the same, we’ll be shipping over tens of thousands of masks a week all over the USA as part of our orders, we are also donating masks, and will continue to help our local communities – all part of the next 100 days to crush this thing so we can help the USA recover.
Use neural signals from your brain’s visual cortex to control electronics. This guide will show you how to use the Nextmind Dev Kit, Unity game development software, and an Adafruit Feather microcontroller board to control a servo motor with your mind & visual focus. This example project translates area of visual focus into the physical position of a servo with attached pointer, but it is just that – an example. You’ll likely think of a million more awesome applications after experimenting a bit.
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