Friday, August 17, 2018

NEW PRODUCT – CD DVD Spindle Motor

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NEW PRODUCT – CD DVD Spindle Motor


What’s this? A record player for ants?? Not at all! This is a CD/DVD Spindle Motor, that thing that’s inside a CD or DVD player, that turns the disc around really fast. These motors have some great benefits that make them easier to use than ‘130’ style DC hobby motors.

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  • For one, they’re mostly flat on the end, so you can tape or glue it to a flat surface easily.
  • They are well balanced, don’t vibrate a lot which makes them nice and quiet compared to most other motors (they’re not totally silent)
  • They spin fast, about 3500 RPM at full power – can PWM the motor driver to reduce speed
  • 20 mA free running current, 400mA stalled.
  • The motor is rated at 5.9V max. You can use 3V to 6V DC, the speed and torque may vary
  • They’ve already got a plastic hub on em, so it’s super easy to attach whatever you like

It is a motor, so you’ll need a motor driver to control it. We recommend CRICKIT for easy motor control, but you can also use an Adafruit Motor Shield for ArduinoMotor HAT for PiMotor FeatherWingL293DTB6612 or DRV8833.

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Subscribe to the Adafruit Youtube channel! #Youtube #AdafruitLearnSystem

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by Jessie Mae

Are you subscribed to the Adafruit Youtube channel? If you’re not already subscribed, click here! http://adafru.it/subscribe . It’s a free and easy way to keep up with our newest episodes. Here’s some of what we’re up to.

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New Products 8/15/2018 Featuring Adafruit HalloWing M0 Express! (Video)

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New Products 8/15/2018 Featuring Adafruit HalloWing M0 Express! (Video)


NEW PRODUCT – High Temp Waterproof DS18B20 Digital Temperature Sensor – 3m Long

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NEW PRODUCT – High Temp Waterproof DS18B20 Digital Temperature Sensor – 3m Long


This is a pre-wired and waterproofed version of the DS18B20 sensor made with a PTFE wire cable. Handy for when you need to measure something far away, or in wet conditions. This sensor is a little more expensive than the other waterproof version we have with a PVC cable because this one can be used up to 125°C – the limit of the sensor itself. That said, it’s still not recommended for salt-water or corrosive environments since the stainless steel will eventually rust!

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Because the sensor signal is digital, you don’t get any signal degradation even over long distances! These 1-wire digital temperature sensors are fairly precise (±0.5°C over much of the range) and can give up to 12 bits of precision from the onboard digital-to-analog converter. They work great with any microcontroller using a single digital pin, and you can even connect multiple ones to the same pin, each one has a unique 64-bit ID burned in at the factory to differentiate them. Usable with 3.0-5.0V systems.

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The only downside is they use the Dallas 1-Wire protocol, which is somewhat complex, and requires a bunch of code to parse out the communication. If you want something really simple, and you have an analog input pin, the TMP36 is trivial to get going.

You’ll need a 4.7k resistor which is required as a pullup from the DATA to VCC line when using the sensor. Here’s a CircuitPython/Python guide for these sensors. We don’t have a detailed Arduino tutorial, but you can get started by using the Dallas Temperature Control Arduino library which requires also the OneWire Library.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Incredibles ROBOT #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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by Jessie Mae

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Comma_ok shared this project on Thingiverse!

my take on the incredibels robot.
the version you see in the pictures is a bit changed, i decreast the feel size to get better proportions.

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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!

Threads and Bobbins Carousel #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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by Ben

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Shared by sarf2k4 on Thingiverse:

Made this for someone to have better access to the sewing threads as well as the bobbins. Don’t have to reach for a container and rummage through them anymore.

It is stackable as much as you want it to be.

Download the files and learn more


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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!

Lizard (multi-material remix) #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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by Jessie Mae


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cipis shared this project on Thingiverse!

Remix for multi-material printers.

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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!