Ian Charnas posts on hackaday.io a jetpack project to assist in rollerskating!
This year I made two important purchases. I bought my first pair of rollerskates, and I also bought a 30 kg thrust jet engine. What comes next may be fairly predictable to anyone who watched Looney Tunes cartoons growing up: I built a jetpack to push me around on rollerskates Wile E. Coyote style.
The jet engine used in this project is a Swiwin SW300B purchased from CRX Turbines – the jet’s top speed is 98,000 RPM and it produces 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of thrust at that speed. The jet is controlled by a small computer called an ECU with a servo signal input and controls the jet as well as the brushless fuel pump (which controls the speed of the jet once its started).
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.