Accessibility Keycaps for the Mechanical Keyboards.
These keycaps are 3D printed with the braille alphabet so folks can touch and feel their keyboard shortcuts.
We thought it’d be nice to have audible feedback so a tone is played when a key is pressed.
The Adafruit MacroPad features the RP2040 chip and has a built-in speaker for generating tones and playing audio files.
We think the Adafruit MacroPad is great for making custom input devices for accessibility projects.
ALS Deep Cut
With so many guides on the Adafruit Learning System, some amazing guides of years past get buried and lost. ALS Deep Cuts brings these guides back up to the surface. This week’s guide is from back in 2015.
Digital light painting is a consummate maker project, a marriage of electronics, code, photography…and of course lots and lots of LEDs!
Using a long (several seconds) camera exposure, a single row of LEDs under computer control displays an image one line at a time while it’s carried or rolled across the frame. The combined result is a luminous picture floating in air.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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