Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up:A Brief History of Animatronic Restaurants, Scan Fingernails to Share Contact Information, Automatic Naughty Cat Detector using Lobe & 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

A neat history of animatronic restaurants featured by Kelly!

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LEARN

Automatic Naughty Cat Detector using Lobe

Do you have cats that love to jump up on counters and you don’t want to have to constantly monitor to make sure your cats are behaving? With Microsoft Lobe and machine learning, you can easily set up a Raspberry Pi to monitor things for you and make sure your counters are free of kitty paw prints.

This project will train your cats to stay off the counter by detecting a cat on the counter using Machine Learning and activating a servo to jingle some keys and scare your cat away. This complete project includes a 3D printable stand that holds everything together to make it really convenient. Read more!

More LEARN

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Maker Business — Savannah tells the story of the supply chain crisis in the U.S.

Wearables — Rattle and glow

Electronics — Breadboard Capacitance

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Python Developer’s Survey, vscode.dev and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — No-Code IoT with WipperSnapper, Beaming Internet across the Congo, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

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 – USB Type C microSD Card Reader/Writer

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