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While we’re counting down to some of our favorite days of the year, #ElectronicHalloween and AdaBox020, we wanted to make it easy for you to see what we’ve shared over the past few months so we can all be excited together once we turn the corner to the 2021 holiday season! If you have chaotic energy, don’t play by “oldest to newest” sorting and are looking for an edition of New nEw NEWs to start with, Vol. #214: 2,500 Guides in the Adafruit Learning System and Vol. #226: Adafruit LED Glasses Driver are the leading fan favorites!

Vol. #214: 2,500 Guides in the Adafruit Learning System

  • 2,500 Guides in the Adafruit Learning System
  • Adafruit Ultimate GPS with USB – 66 channel w/10 Hz updates
  • Adafruit Ultimate GPS HAT for Raspberry Pi A+/B+/Pi 2/3/Pi 4 – Mini Kit
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week -Dr. Anastasia Volkova
  • MacroPad RP2040 in the Adafruit Learning System

Vol. #215: Adafruit.io WipperSnapper Update

  • Adafruit.io WipperSnapper Update: Support for more ESP32-S2 development boards and beta information
  • Adafruit 24LC32 I2C EEPROM Breakout – 32Kbit / 4 KB Stemma QT
  • Digi-Key Innovation Handbook
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Dr. Ramille Shah
  • Modal MIDI Keyboard in the Adafruit Learning System

Vol. #216: Ladyada on the ReadME Podcast

  • Changing the hardware development game at Adafruit – How Limor Fried paves the way for millions of makers
  • NeoKey 5×6 Ortho Snap-Apart Mechanical Key Switches w/ NeoPixel – For MX Compatible Switches
  • Adafruit TCA4307 Hot-Swap I2C Buffer with Stuck Bus Recovery – STEMMA QT / Qwiic
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Jeri Ellsworth
  • CircuitPython Passed 2,500 Stars on GitHub

Vol. #217: CircuitPython Day is August 6th 2021

  • We had such a blast on CircuitPython day!
  • Etched Glow-Through Keycap with Open Source Hardware Gear Logo – MX Compatible Switches
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Vinita Marwaha Madill
  • 64×32 RGB LED Matrix – 2.5mm pitch

Vol. #218: AdaBox019 Unboxing Video and Guide

  • AdaBox019 unboxing with John Park and official guide in the Adafruit Learning System
  • Etched Glow-Through Keycap Zener ESP Designs MX Compatible Switches
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Oluwaseyi Moejoh
  • Adafruit MacroPad RP2040 Enclosure + Hardware Add-on Pack

Vol. #219: Notable Women Business Owners

  • Adafruit’s LadyAda was recognized by Crain’s New York as one of the Notable Women Business Owners!
  • Adafruit DS3231 Precision RTC – STEMMA QT
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Dr. Leilani Battle
  • Adafruit PCF8523 Real Time Clock Breakout Board – STEMMA QT / Qwiic

Vol. #220: Back to School

  • Back to School on the blog AND hand picked gift guides
  • Adafruit SCD-41 – NDIR CO2 Temperature and Humidity Sensor – STEMMA QT / Qwiic
  • Adafruit SCD-40 – True CO2, Temperature and Humidity Sensor – STEMMA QT / Qwiic
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Dasia Taylor
  • Collin’s Lab Notes: Knobs Knobs Knobs

Vol. #221: MacroPad Remote Procedure Calls Over USB

  • MacroPad Remote Procedure Calls over USB to Control Home Assistant in the Adafruit Learning System
  • Etched Glow-Through Keycap with GitHub Octocat Logo – MX Compatible Switches
  • Adafruit 1.69″ 280×240 Round Rectangle Color IPS TFT Display – ST7789
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Dr. Marie M. Daly
  • 200 Episodes of John Park’s Workshop

Vol. #222: Adafruit IS31FL3741 13×9 PWM RGB LED Matrix Driver

  • Deluxe 4×4 NeoPixel Keypad in the Adafruit Learning System
  • Adafruit IS31FL3741 13×9 PWM RGB LED Matrix Driver – STEMMA QT / Qwiic
  • Digital Desktop Multimeter / Bluetooth Speaker / Clock Alarm
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Susan Martinez

Vol. #223: Proximity Trinkey

  • 128×128 Monochrome OLED proto test!
  • Adafruit Proximity Trinkey – USB APDS9960 Sensor Dev Board
  • Raspberry Pi Pico Adapter PCB for Keyboard FeatherWing
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Rasha AlQahtani
  • Modern Replacements for DHT11 and DHT22 Sensors

Vol. #224: ANO Rotary Navigation Encoder

  • Adafruit ANO Rotary Navigation Encoder Breakout PCB
  • Rotating LED Warning Light with Adjustable Volume Buzzer Alarm
  • Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Henrietta Leavitt
  • Programmable Wireless BLE Gesture Mouse

Vol. #225: 2.9″ Flexible Monochrome ePaper Display!

  • What’s new in Collin’s Lab Notes
  • Adafruit LED Glasses Front Panel – 116 RGB LEDs with I2C Driver – STEMMA QT / Qwiic
  • 2.9″ Flexible 296×128 Monochrome eInk / ePaper Display – UC8151D Chipset
  • UART Communication Between Two CircuitPython Boards
  • “Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Hilary Mason

Vol. #226: Adafruit LED Glasses Driver

  • 31,000 folks in the Adafruit Community on Discord
  • Adafruit LED Glasses Driver – nRF52840 Sensor Board
  • Cool White LED Ring Light with USB Cable and On/Off Switch – 70mm Diameter 5V
  • 3D Printed Frame for Adaruit IS31FL3741 LED Glasses3D
  • “Scientist, Maker, Engineer of the week – Ynés Enriquetta Julietta Mexía
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021







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