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JP’s Product Pick of the Week — 4pm Eastern TODAY! 9/22/20 @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit #newproductpick

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by John Park
What in tarnation? — Here comes JP’s Product Pick of the Week! Are you ready?? Am I?!? The show airs at 4pm ET / 1pm PT, T O D A Y! Wheeeeeee!!Tune in to see John Park’s latest product pick, learn how to use it, and enjoy the exciting unpredictability of the live demo!Check out the livestream right here inside this product page, which is probably a humongous hint as to which product it’ll be, come to think of it. Enjoy!The live video will also be on Youtube LIVE, Twitch, Periscope (Twitter) and Facebook.LIVE TEXT CHAT IS HERE in the Adafruit Discord chat! Come on into the chat to participate in the joy, exhale a whole bunch, and make puns.Every Tuesday @ 4pm ET/1pm PT!

Reblazing Web Security, Announcing a New Product, and Listening to Records with Tzury Bar Yochay from Reblaze

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Interview with Tzury Bar Yochay from Reblaze, talking about his vision on how to make the Internet a safer place for everyone.

Raspberry Pi powered e-paper display takes months to show a movie

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Author Ashley Whittaker
We loved the filmic flair of
Tom Whitwell‘s super slow e-paper display, which takes months to play a film in full. E-Paper Display Shows Movies Very, Very Slowly Living artHis creation plays films at about two minutes of screen time per 24 hours, taking a little under three months for a 110-minute film. Psycho played in a corner of his dining room for two months. The infamous shower scene lasted a day and a half.Tom enjoys the opportunity for close study of iconic filmmaking, but you might like this project for the living artwork angle. How cool would this be playing your favourite film onto a plain wall somewhere you can see it throughout the day?The Raspberry Pi wearing its e-Paper HAT Four simple stepsLuckily, this is a relatively simple project – no hardcore coding, no soldering required – with just four steps to follow if you’d like to recreate it:Get the Raspberry Pi working in headless mode withou…

Raspberry Pi turns retro radio into interactive storyteller

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Author Ashley Whittaker
8 Bits and a Byte created this voice-controllable, interactive, storytelling device, hidden inside a 1960s radio for extra aesthetic wonderfulness. A Raspberry Pi 3B works with an AIY HAT, a microphone, and the device’s original speaker to run chatbot and speech-to-text artificial intelligence. This creature is a Bajazzo TS made by Telefunken some time during the 1960s in West Germany, and this detail inspired the espionage-themed story that 8 Bits and a Byte retrofitted it to tell. Users are intelligence agents whose task is to find the evil Dr Donogood.Out with the old electronicsThe device works like one of those ‘choose your own adventure’ books, asking you a series of questions and offering you several options. The story unfolds according to the options you choose, and leads you to a choice of endings.In with the new (Raspberry Pi tucked in the lower right corner) What’s the story?8 Bits and a Byte…

Making the ultimate basketball robot #Robot #Sports

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by Ben
Great video. Stuff Made Here on YouTube made this basketball hoop that tracks and tilts to make sure you never miss. Its fun to watch the process and trial and error!Thousands have told me that anyone can easily miss my first automatic basketball hoop by missing the hoop entirely. That is a really good point and something that I can’t let stand. In this video I show you how I devoted several weeks of my life to realizing a basketball hoop that makes your shot go in even if you totally miss the hoop…. it was a lot of fun, and quite a bit more challenging than I was anticipating. Hopefully you enjoy it See more!

New Products 9/17/2020 featuring Adafruit BrainCraft HAT – Machine Learning for Raspberry Pi 4!

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by Jessie Mae
Browse through all that’s new here!NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK
Adafruit LTC4311 I2C Extender / Active Terminator – STEMMA QT / QwiicI2C stands for Inter-Integrated-Circuit communications, its meant for short distances on a PCB or subassembly. But, hey, we’re engineers and we like to push the limits of technology, right? So why not try to have I2C run over a meter long cable, or even longer? Well, if you try to do that you’ll quickly find that the length of the cable adds capacitance and resistance that slows down the open-drain pullups used in I2C, making it hard to use 100KHz+ clock speeds. You could try slowing down your I2C clock to 1 KHz…or you could use an Adafruit LTC4311 active terminator like this one!Using this board is easy: connect it to your I2C bus at the beginning of the chain (if you don’t have a massively long cable, you can also try at the end of the chain). Whe…

Code a GUI live with Digital Making at Home

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Author Kevin Johnson
This week, we’re introducing young people around the world to coding GUIs, or graphical user interfaces. Let them tune in this Wednesday at 5.30pm BST / 12.30pm EDT / 10.00pm IST for a fun live stream code-along session with Christina and special guest Martin! They’ll learn about GUIs, can ask us questions, and get to code a painting app. I want my kids to tune in live!
For beginner coders, we have our Thursday live stream at 3.30pm PDT / 5.30pm CDT / 6.30pm EDT, thanks to support from Infosys Foundation USA! Christina will share more fun Scratch coding for beginners.Now that school is back in session for many young people, we’ve wrapped up our weekly code-along videos. You and your children can continue coding with us during the live stream, whether you join us live or watch the recorded session on-demand. Thanks to everyone who watched our more than 90 videos and 45 hours of digital making content these …

NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit Universal USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger – bq24074

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by Angelica
NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit Universal USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger – bq24074This charger is the only one you need to keep all your Lithium Polymer (LiPoly) or Lithium-Ion (LiIon) rechargeable batteries topped up. No matter the power source at your disposal! The Adafruit Universal USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer Charger can use USB, DC, or Solar power, with a wide 5-10V input voltage range! The charger chip is super smart and will reduce the current draw if the input voltage starts to dip under 4.5V, making it a perfect near-MPPT solar charger that you can use with a wide range of panels.Even though we designed it with solar in mind, it’s also great as a plain USB or DC charger – we like that you can use 5V or 9V chargers without worry, and the high charge rate is great for quickly charging up those large battery packs!Compared to our earlier, MCP73871-based charger t…

NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit LTC4311 I2C Extender / Active Terminator – STEMMA QT / Qwiic

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by Angelica
NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit LTC4311 I2C Extender / Active Terminator – STEMMA QT / QwiicI2C stands for Inter-Integrated-Circuit communications, it’s meant for short distances on a PCB or subassembly. But, hey, we’re engineers and we like to push the limits of technology, right? So why not try to have I2C run over a meter long cable, or even longer? Well, if you try to do that you’ll quickly find that the length of the cable adds capacitance and resistance that slows down the open-drain pullups used in I2C, making it hard to use 100KHz+ clock speeds. You could try slowing down your I2C clock to 1 KHz… or you could use an Adafruit LTC4311 active terminator like this one!Using this board is easy: connect it to your I2C bus at the beginning of the chain (if you don’t have a massively long cable, you can also try at the end of the chain). When the chip is powered and enabled, it will watch the SC…

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.Electronics Show and Tell Wednesdays 7:30pmElectronics show and tell every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET. Want to show a project on an upcoming show and tell? Leave a comment on the show and tell announcement on Adafruit’s G+ page: https://ift.tt/15IF4UZAdafruit Ask an Engineer LIVE 8pm Wednesday!Every Wednesday night at 8pm ET join us for our weekly live video & chatroom! Visit http://adafruit.com/ask for more info. You can ask anything about electronics, kits at Adafruit or just stop in to meet other makers who are building cool things! At the end of the chat we give away a kit from Adafruit to the winner of our trivia question!3D Hangouts – ThursdaysHang out with Noe & Pedro…

Build an arcade cabinet | Hackspace 35

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Heat-Shrink Tube Cutter #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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by Zay
Shared by LiS92 on Thingiverse.Heat-shrink tube cutterPrint base with supports only from buildplate.
Maximum diametre of the tube is 10 mm.Download the files and learn more
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!

Yet ANOTHER Pin Vise jaws #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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by Zay
Yes, there are a lot of 3D printed vises out there. But have they all been photographed with a little duck? Shared by colinza on Thingiverse:These jaws for the Yet ANOTHER Machine Vise turns it into a pin vise which allows firmly holding odd shaped objects.The jaws have threaded holes for M4 x 20 cap screws and optional V groove caps allow better vertical clamping on some objects.Download the files and learn more
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…

Pineapple Box #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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by Zay
Shared by Gx3DPrint on Thingiverse.A box for straws .. that was the original idea. But the project ended up somewhere else – a pineapple! But it still works very well for keeping straws and similar things There are 3 components – top, bottom and a small circular insert to keep 10 reusable straws and a straw cleaner in the middle. That part is of course optional.I hope you like the design, and would love to see your printed versions!!! If you post it on Instagram, please tag me in the comment so that I can see them : @gx3dprint – and you can also see a video of this and other designs I do on my profile there!Download the files and learn more
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 hig…

AI is Being Applied to Fight Against Climate Change; How to Get Involved 

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By John P. Desmond, AI Trends EditorAs wildfires rage in the west and the density of smoke is blocking out the sun in many areas, attention is turning to the fight against climate change and whether AI can make a difference.Climate Change AI is among the initiatives working on it. The group of AI researchers is exploring solutions to climate change and related issues such as food insecurity and human displacement. The group in the past month has discussed what type of startups can combat climate change; they are assembling a dataset wish list from researchers to inform the data used to train models, according to an account in VentureBeat.One effort is from WattTime, a nonprofit organization that aims to reduce the carbon footprint of a household by automating when electric vehicles, thermostats and appliances are active based on when renewable energy is available. Algorithms to determine those times are train…

Parable About ‘The Upstream’ Provides Key Lessons For AI Autonomous Cars 

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By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends InsiderThere is a famous allegory called the Upstream Parable that provides numerous valuable lessons and can be gainfully applied to the advent of AI autonomous self-driving cars.The Upstream Parable sometimes referred to as the Rivers Story, has been attributed to various originating sources, including that some suggest it was initially brought up in the 1930s by Saul Alinksy, political activist,  and then later by Irving Zola, medical sociologist, though it was perhaps given its greatest impetus via a paper by John McKinlay in 1975 that applied the parable to the domain of healthcare.I’ll start with a slimmed-down version of the story.You are walking along the bank of a rushing river when you spy a person in the water that seems to be drowning. Heroically, you leap into the water and save the person. A few minutes later, another person floats by that seems to be drowning. Once…

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