Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: #CircuitPython2023, Add Light to your Costume with Adafruit nOOds, Amiga 1000 Restoration, & 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.
Happy 2023! As the year starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2023 and beyond. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the internet by Wednesday January 18th, 2023.
Adafruit nOOds are little noodles of light. They’re as simple to use as a regular LED – connect one end to power and one end to ground, and they light up and glow. They’re incredibly bendy and flexible, making them just perfect for small subtle costume details. A nOOds will last for hours on a single coin cell battery, with no big noisy EL-wire inverter to manage. Check out the full guide here.
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Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.