Saturday, September 22, 2018

New Products 9/19/18 Featuring Adafruit #NeoTrellis #RGB Driver #PCB!

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NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK


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Great Scott Gadgets ANT700 – 300MHz to 1100MHz Telescope Antenna: ANT700 from Great Scott Gadgets is a lightweight telescopic antenna designed for operation from 300 MHz to 1100 MHz. Its total length is configurable from 9.5 cm to 24.5 cm. ANT700 is constructed of stainless steel and features an SMA male connector, rotating shaft, and adjustable elbow.

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Pimoroni Inky pHAT – 3 Color eInk Display – Yellow/Black/White: What’s that, you say? Pimoroni has another new super sweet tri-color e-paper display? Oh feast your eyes! This Inky pHat in Yellow/Black/White is a petite 212×104 pixel three-color display that looks fantastic and is easy to read even in bright daylight. Broadcast your tweets, the weather, or even graphing data. eInk is great for displays that don’t change often, due to the 3-second display-change-cycle. But the contrast and readability cannot be beat. Best of all, if you shut down the Pi, the display stays on, which is pretty magical the first time you see it.

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Pimoroni GFX HAT – 128×64 LCD Display + RGB Lite & Touch Buttons – RGB Backlight and 6 Touch Button: Pimoroni’s GFX HAT is a shiny new LCD Display with RGB Backlight and Touch Buttons! This is a seriously snazzy LCD that can display complex graphics for all your headless Pi games and animations. While the LCD is monochrome 128×64 pixels, the backlight can be set to different RGB colors to indicate

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HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sonar Distance Sensor + 2 x 10K resistors: If you’re like me, you’ve dreamed of being a dolphin – smoothly gliding through the water. Using your echo-location abilities to detect tasty fish treats. Until genetic modifications catches up with our desires, we’ll just have to make do with these handy HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sonar Distance Sensors and a pair of flippers. These ubiquitous sensors are really common in robotics projects, but they can also be used for automation, interactive art and motion sensing. They work at about 2cm to 400cm away, but we think 10cm-250cm will get you the best results.

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Adafruit NeoTrellis RGB Driver PCB for 4×4 Keypad: By popular request, we’ve upgraded our popular Trellis elastomer button kits to now have a PCB with full color NeoPixel support! You heard that right, no more single-color LEDs, you can now have any color you like under the fantastic rubbery button pads we sell.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit NeoTrellis RGB Driver PCB for 4×4 Keypad

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NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit NeoTrellis RGB Driver PCB for 4×4 Keypad


By popular request, we’ve upgraded our popular Trellis elastomer button kits to now have a PCB with full color NeoPixel support! You heard that right, no more single-color LEDs, you can now have any color you like under the fantastic rubbery button pads we sell.

These 4×4 button pad boards are fully tile-able and communicate over I2C. With 5 address pins, you’ve got the ability to connect up to 32 together in any arrangement you like. With our trusty seesaw I2C-to-anything chip, you don’t even need to manage the NeoPixel driving. That’s right! Both the button management and LED driving is completely handled for you all over plain I2C. With both Arduino/C++ and CircuitPython/Python library support, you can use these pads with any and all microcontroller or computer boards.

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Perfect for your next cool interface, MIDI instrument, control panel…whatever could benefit from beautiful diffused colorful buttons. For fast connection to a single board, we include a JST-PH 4-pin connector that will give you power+data access. It’s Grove compatible (the cable fits, even though its not the exact same connector), or you can use a JST-PH 4 pin cable.

You can tile up to 32 boards together by soldering them edge-to-edge and soldering closed the I2C address jumpers, then use one I2C connection for all tiled NeoTrellis boards!

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Each order comes with one NeoTrellis board with seesaw chip and 16 NeoPixels already soldered in place. Elastomer button pad not included, so be sure to pick one up!

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In stock and shipping now!

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New Products 9/19/2018 Featuring Adafruit NeoTrellis RGB Driver PCB for 4×4 Keypad! (Video)

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NEW PRODUCTS – Large Plastic Snap Rivets (10-packs) – Long + Short

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NEW PRODUCTS – Large Plastic Snap Rivets (10-packs) – Long + Short


Enter the world of cardboard construction and build playful robot friends!

Instead of slapping on tape or waiting for your hot glue to warm up, you can use these Large Plastic Snap Rivets! So easy to install. Just poke them through the cardboard and fasten with the back piece. This will ensure clean, movable joints and attachments. You can even remove them with some effort (but they’ll hold as long as you don’t pry them apart)

We’ve got these in two sizes, 9mm to 13mm AND 13mm to 16mm.

First up, the Large Short Plastic Snap Rivets!

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Instead of slapping on tape or waiting for your hot glue to warm up, you can use these Large Plastic Rivets! They have a large honkin’ 19mm diameter rivet face, for mega surface contact. They’re so easy to install. Just poke or cut a 9mm diameter hole in your cardboard, then side one half through the front, one half through the back and snap them together. This will ensure clean, movable joints and attachments. They’re strong, and nearly impossible to remove once in place.

Unlike our smaller pop rivet packs (say that five times fast!), these are constructed with a larger, wider head (19mm).

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Works best with cardboard, foam or other thick materials, and can fit about 9mm to 13mm thick material. You can crunch the two halves together as much as you like to get a tighter fit. You can connect two pieces together with one rivet and they’ll rotate. Two rivets can be used if you want them to stay still.

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If you need to connect some thicker material, check out the longer version of these rivets.

Now, the Large Long Plastic Snap Rivets!


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Unlike our previous pop rivet packs (say that five times fast!), these are constructed with a larger, wider head (approx 19mm) AND longer tails (approx 14mm), allowing you to craft with thicker cardboard.

Works best with 2 ply cardboard, cardstock or other paper products that are about 2mm thick. You can connect two pieces together with one rivet and they’ll rotate. Two rivets can be used if you want them to stay still.

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Grab some cardboard and get making!

In stock and shipping now! 

Meet the Newest AWS Heroes (September 2018 Edition)

AWS Heroes are passionate AWS enthusiasts who use their extensive knowledge to teach others about all things AWS across a range of mediums. Many Heroes eagerly share knowledge online via forums, social media, or blogs; while others lead AWS User Groups or organize AWS Community Day events. Their extensive efforts to spread AWS knowledge have a significant impact within their local communities. Today we are excited to introduce the newest AWS Heroes:

Jaroslaw Zielinski – Poznan, Poland

AWS Community Hero Jaroslaw Zielinski is a Solutions Architect at Vernity in Poznan (Poland), where his responsibility is to support customers on their road to the cloud using cloud adoption patterns. Jaroslaw is a leader of AWS User Group Poland operating in 7 different cities around Poland. Additionally, he connects the community with the biggest IT conferences in the region – PLNOG, DevOpsDay, Amazon@Innovation to name just a few.

He supports numerous projects connected with evangelism, like Zombie Apocalypse Workshops or Cloud Builder’s Day. Bringing together various IT communities, he hosts a conference Cloud & Datacenter Day – the biggest community conference in Poland. In addition, his passion for IT is transferred into his own blog called PopoĊ‚udnie w Sieci. He also publishes in various professional papers.

 

Jerry Hargrove – Kalama, USA

AWS Community Hero Jerry Hargrove is a cloud architect, developer and evangelist who guides companies on their journey to the cloud, helping them to build smart, secure and scalable applications. Currently with Lucidchart, a leading visual productivity platform, Jerry is a thought leader in the cloud industry and specializes in AWS product and services breakdowns, visualizations and implementation. He brings with him over 20 years of experience as a developer, architect & manager for companies like Rackspace, AWS and Intel.

You can find Jerry on Twitter compiling his famous sketch notes and creating Lucidchart templates that pinpoint practical tips for working in the cloud and helping developers increase efficiency. Jerry is the founder of the AWS Meetup Group in Salt Lake City, often contributes to meetups in the Pacific Northwest and San Francisco Bay area, and speaks at developer conferences worldwide. Jerry holds several professional AWS certifications.

 

Martin Buberl – Copenhagen, Denmark

AWS Community Hero Martin Buberl brings the New York hustle to Scandinavia. As VP Engineering at Trustpilot he is on a mission to build the best engineering teams in the Nordics and Baltics. With a person-centered approach, his focus is on high-leverage activities to maximize impact, customer value and iteration speed — and utilizing cloud technologies checks all those boxes.

His cloud-obsession made him an early adopter and evangelist of all types of AWS services throughout his career. Nowadays, he is especially passionate about Serverless, Big Data and Machine Learning and excited to leverage the cloud to transform those areas.

Martin is an AWS User Group Leader, organizer of the AWS Community Day Nordics and founder of the AWS Community Nordics Slack. He has spoken at multiple international AWS events — AWS User Groups, AWS Community Days and AWS Global Summits — and is looking forward to continue sharing his passion for software engineering and cloud technologies with the Community.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Electric shock alarm clock #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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This is one way to get out of bed in the morning! Shared by Alfavirttual on Thingiverse:

All information about this project is collected in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPTXOTS038M&t=8s

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!