Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Juneteenth, Pride, CNC Wooden Building Bricks & 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

Adafruit juneteenth 2022 blog

Juneteenth 2022

June 19 is Juneteenth; a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved humans in the US. This holiday deserves all the recognition.

This is an official holiday for the Adafruit team. Orders are still shipping but there may be some delay on orders placed from Friday 6/17 through Monday 6/20. Please plan accordingly.

The Adafruit Blog will be posting history, news, and support of Juneteenth.

Check out more 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

CNC Wooden Building Bricks

Make custom building bricks with beautiful wood grain. This project shows you how to turn scraps of wood into wooden building bricks. These wooden building bricks are LEGO compatible, so they can be used in LEGO builds and showcase their beautiful wood grain.

See the full guide here!

More LEARN:

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


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Maker Business — Foxconn executive discusses the dramatically scaled back project in Wisconsin

Wearables — Look sharp with this quick tip!

Electronics — Straw Diffusers

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: New CircuitPython and MicroPython Minor Updates and More! #Python #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — eInk Postcard, VR Spectrum Instrumentation, 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 Prods 6/22/22 Feat. ADS1115 16-Bit ADC – 4 Channel w. Programmable Gain Amplifier – STEMMA QT!

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