Saturday, December 3, 2016

TIME on Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, One of TIME’s Most Influential Images of All Time #celebratephotography

from TIME on Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, One of TIME’s Most Influential Images of All Time #celebratephotography
by Stephanie

We think it’s safe to say Lunch Atop A Skyscraper is an iconic image. Learn a little more about it from TIME on YouTube:

We don’t know their names, nor the photographer who immortalized them, but these men lunching 800 feet up show the daredevil spirit behind Manhattan’s vertical expansion.

Read more and checkout TIME’s 100 Most Influential Images of All Time.


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We #celebratephotography here at Adafruit every Saturday. From photographers of all levels to projects you have made or those that inspire you to make, we’re on it! Got a tip? Well, send it in!

If you’re interested in making your own project and need some gear, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our Raspberry Pi accessories and our DIY cameras.

Nikon D3100 GPS Receiver #celebratephotography

from Nikon D3100 GPS Receiver #celebratephotography
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From Kevin on Hackaday.io:

The goal of this project is to create a small device that will provide GPS data to a Nikon D3100 camera allowing it to tag photographs with location data.

The heart of this device is an easily obtained, small, inexpensive, GPS receiver package designed for use as part of a flight controller for radio controlled aircraft.

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We #celebratephotography here at Adafruit every Saturday. From photographers of all levels to projects you have made or those that inspire you to make, we’re on it! Got a tip? Well, send it in!

If you’re interested in making your own project and need some gear, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our Raspberry Pi accessories and our DIY cameras.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Community Corner – December 2, 2016: The Featured Projects from this Week

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by Kelly


Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project

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Fun raspberry pi camera mod project from Jason Birch posted this week in our Community!

Updating the standard Raspberry Pi Camera with cheap additional external lenses, Fish Eye, Zoom, Telephoto and Macro.
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This week on the blog, we featured Sam’s fantastic Robopunk Bluetooth Speaker Goggles!

I built a pair of speakers into some goggles because I thought it was so crazy that no one would’ve tried it yet. They’ve gotten a great response from friends, so I now share my wisdom with you. Yes, they do fit in front of your eyes, but they’re exactly as difficult to see out of as you’d expect. Also, they’re a little heavy to wear in front of your face all day. But if you build them, they WILL make you cool. Now be prepared to be the envy of the next block party! (read more)


Check out previous Community Corner posts here!

There are people making amazing things around the world, are you one of them? Join Adafruit Community! And check out scores of projects they shared this week after the jump!


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Girl programs a Raspberry Pi robot to protect her room from brother and sister intruders @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

from Girl programs a Raspberry Pi robot to protect her room from brother and sister intruders @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi
by Kelly

Brilliant video about a young maker’s excellent project, via Dexter Industries!

Stop the Mini Intruders: A short movie about an 11-year old Kailyn, “Agent KK” programs her GoPiGo Raspberry Pi robot car (http://ift.tt/1inlrZ2) to catch her brother and sister in the act of sneaking in her room to steal her stuff. Find out what happens! The full written tutorial coming soon!

Read more.

Biolock: Continuous Authentication

Zoids: Swarm User Interfaces

Raspberry Pi in Medicine #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Via The MagPi.

HeartFelt Technology helps heart failure patients

“Heart failure costs the NHS about two billion pounds per year,” reads the Heartfelt Technologies website. Heartfelt is a startup company with a new piece of medical equipment that hopes to reduce this cost drastically, and it’s all powered by a Raspberry Pi.

Apparently, one in five people will suffer from heart failure and it’s the most common cause of hospitalisation for people aged over 65. What costs the NHS so much money is that half of these people will regularly require emergency visits; however, many of these (about 75%) could be avoided altogether if patients would report the symptoms leading to a visit.

The full article can be found in The MagPi 50 and was written by Rob Zwetsloot.

The Heartfelt device watches patients’ feet as they get out of bed in the morning, to detect if there’s any change in swelling or abnormal cardiovascular activity. It’s that simple, and the device could save the NHS a whole lot of money.

Powering the device are seven Raspberry Pis and seven cameras, attached to heavily modified face recognition software that now looks for feet. Any changes that meet a certain set of parameters notifies the relevant medical professionals to allow for treatment with a cheap pill that can sort out any issues before a hospital visit is needed.

It’s been through medical trials already and has a CE mark, with first orders having been made in August of this year. Patients who have been tested with it don’t mind people seeing their feet, it seems, but they would prefer a nice wood finish on the box to match their decor.

Nugenius – Raspberry Pi-powered DNA imaging

The Heartfelt monitor isn’t the only medical device powered by Pi: there’s also the Syngene NuGenius, which promises to be an affordable DNA image analyser that could help detect genes that cause certain diseases. Here’s some of the important info:

“Complete with a high-resolution 5MP camera, UV filter, and integrated Raspberry Pi computer, the compact NuGenius is the perfect choice for quick, accurate DNA imaging. Featuring a touchscreen controlled by image capture software, the system is simple for both students and experienced scientists alike; they can set up and rapidly generate images of fluorescently labelled gel types commonly used to detect genetic defects, and genes that cause diseases such as cancer.”

Read more.


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