Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: #NationalSTEMDay, #pinkpcbs, #NAHM, Talking Computer from Star Trek & 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

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Pink Feather RP2040 PCBs Have Landed!

Ooh our delivery from PCBway just showed up, and these pink PCBs are so pretty! We got black silk for a punk look, and ENIG finish since its a 0.4mm chip on there. They even kept the mask-defined pads which means we should be able to keep a good yield. Can’t wait to try fabbing these this week, stay tuned!

Check out the full post here!

More BLOG:

Keeping with tradition, we covered quite a bit this past week. Here’s a kinda short nearing medium length list of highlights:


LEARN

Talking Computer from Star Trek

3D printing and electronics affords us the opportunity to faithfully cosplay the “deep cuts” — supporting or background characters with little screen time that never got a Funko POP! of their own. Everyone has an odd favorite…Willrow Hood from The Empire Strikes Back is now a cosplay staple, eventually earning his own action figure. But most remain obscure.

See the full guide here!

More LEARN:

Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!


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