Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Happy Black History Month and Lunar New Year, NeoPixel Mini VU Meter & 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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Black History Month 2022

February 1 marks the start of Black History Month 2022. All through February you can check out the blog for stories and figures that honor Black History Month. We are excited to share about African American makers, scientists, artists, hackers and more!

Check out the posts 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

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NeoPixel Mini VU Meter

Build a mini VU meter inspired project using NeoPixels and CircuitPython! Powered by the QT Py RP2040, use a PDM microphone to turn audio data into a dazzling display with NeoPixels!

See the full guide here!

More LEARN:

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


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Maker Business — A development to watch: Intel in Ohio

Wearables — Solderable, sewable snaps

Electronics — Don’t resist – organize those resistors!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: 300 CircuitPython Boards, MicroPython Sponsorship Targets, CircuitPython 7.3 & more! #Python #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Detecting Water Pollution, Smart Girder, 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 Products 5/26/2022 Featuring Pogo Pin Probe Clip – 2×5 1.27mm Pitch SWD! (Video)

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