Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Top 5+ Maker Tips for 2021, Retro Computer Console, RGB LED Matrices, Pip-Boy 2040 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.
I publish a weekly tips newsletter called Gareth’s Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales. Earlier in the week, on Boing Boing, I posted my annual round-up of the best tips for 2021. Here are my top five of those (OK, with a bonus tip).
Build this sliders-and-keyswitches input device to speed up your photo color grading workflow!
Adobe Lightroom Classic can be controlled via MIDI messages, giving you quick access to essential processing controls. It’s a snap to adjust fundamental photo developing parameters such as exposure, color temperature, contrast, and saturation with the handy sliders. Use the keys to swap photos, and pull up the crop and heal tools.
Or, use it for any MIDI-capable application or host device, such as synthesizers, mixers, and more.
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.