Monday, October 22, 2018

NEW PRODUCTS – Metal Caster Bearing Wheels – 16mm + 20mm Height

from NEW PRODUCTS – Metal Caster Bearing Wheels – 16mm + 20mm Height
by Angelica

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NEW PRODUCTS – Metal Caster Bearing Wheels – 16mm + 20mm Height


Get your ‘bot rolling with this durable and smooth steel ball caster. We like the size (not too big, not too small) and surprisingly fluid motion of this caster. It’s also really easy to attach, with two screw mounts that will allow you to attach it to any chassis material. Note that it doesn’t come with any mounting hardware, use 4-40 or M3 screws to attach to whatever you like.

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Matches with our purple metal chassis, but can be used for anything where you want 16mm of height.

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We also have a larger ball caster, with 20mm height, for bigger bots!

And now, the 20mm!


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Get your ‘bot rolling with this durable and smooth steel ball caster. We like the size (not too big, not too small) and surprisingly fluid motion of this caster. It’s also really easy to attach, with two screw mounts that will allow you to attach it to any chassis material. Note that it doesn’t come with any mounting hardware, use 4-40 or M3 screws to attach to whatever you like.

Matches perfectly with our purple metal chassis, but can be used for anything where you want 20mm of height.

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In stock and shipping now! Metal Caster Bearing Wheels – 16 + 20mm Height

The 3D Printed Future of Pharmaceuticals

from The 3D Printed Future of Pharmaceuticals
by Takara

What an interesting TedTalk given by Daniel Kraft!

via TED

We need to change how we prescribe drugs, says physician Daniel Kraft: too often, medications are dosed incorrectly, cause toxic side effects or just don’t work. In a talk and concept demo, Kraft shares his vision for a future of personalized medication, unveiling a prototype 3D printer that could design pills that adapt to our individual needs.

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University of Leeds’ Concept System to Use Drones and 3D Printing to Repair Pot Holes #drone #droneday

from University of Leeds’ Concept System to Use Drones and 3D Printing to Repair Pot Holes #drone #droneday
by Stephanie

From University of Leeds on YouTube:

A system to use drones to scan and then repair pot holes in roads using a 3D printing attachment was demonstrated by a team from the University of Leeds as part of the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event that took place on 27 to 28 June at Weetwood Hall, Leeds.

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Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

New Products 10/17/18 Featuring Adafruit BMP388 #Barometric Pressure + Altimeter @adafruit #adafruit

from New Products 10/17/18 Featuring Adafruit BMP388 #Barometric Pressure + Altimeter @adafruit #adafruit
by Jessie Mae

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Browse through all that’s new here!


NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK


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Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT + RTC for Raspberry Pi – Mini Kit: You can now create a dazzling display with your Raspberry Pi Model Zero/A+/B+/Pi 2 or Pi 3 with the Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT. This HAT plugs into your Pi and makes it super easy to control RGB matrices such as those we stock in the shop and create a colorful scrolling display or mini LED wall with ease.

This HAT is our finest to date, full of some really great circuitry. See more!


3921 02Round Black Zipper Case: How many pockets does an OTG (On The Go) maker need to carry their boards, wires, miscellanea when away from their desk? The world may never know.

We get serious satisfaction when things fit into other things, so we fell in love with this zipper case as it is the exact perfect size for a Circuit Playground Express!

There’s even a little inside pocket that you can use to stash accessories like USB cables, alligator clips, jumper wires, extra batteries, etc! Perfect handheld size and heft and pops easily into your bag, purse, or pocket. See more!


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Molex Pico Blade 2-pin Cable – 200mm: When 0.1″ is too big, and JST PH’s too chunky, the ultra-slim “PicoBlade” is a reliable alternative. These are only 1.25mm pitch, but have a nice clicky connection.

This cable is nice and long, 200mm in fact. It’s got both small form factor (won’t take up a lot of real estate on your PCB) and friction lock to make easy-breezy connections to your HalloWing or anything else with a 1.25mm PicoBlade connection. See more!


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Flanged Weatherproof Enclosure With PG-7 Cable Glands: Whether you’re raiding tombs or traversing nuclear fallout wastelands, this is the most heavy-duty enclosure for your project! Weatherproof? Check. Tough polycarbonate cover? Check. Built-in gasket seal? Oh yeah, check.

Store your project safe and sound in this Flanged Weatherproof Enclosure. We especially like the machinable ABS plastic body, four mounting holes, and the easy-open screws that can be taken apart as many times as you wish without worrying about cracking or stripping. See more!


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2 x AA Battery Holder with Knife Switch: We’ve got battery holders for all sorts of needs and projects! Waterproof? Here ya go. With a clicky on/off switch? Easy peasy. Here’s our latest addition in classy Adafruit black: 2 x AA Battery Holder with Knife Switch. What’s so special about ’em? Well with the knife switch you can easily control the flow of electricity to your project. See more!


3959 06Analog Potentiometer Volume Adjustable TRRS Headset: Most modern headphone sets are purely digital – with three volume control buttons in-line with the cable. These headphones are interesting in that they have an analog volume control potentiometer. Perfect for use with electronic projects that don’t have a volume control, or for phones that don’t know how to use the digital buttons. There is one button on the headset, often used for ‘pause’ or ‘mute’ – when pressed it grounds the microphone pin.

These earbud headphones are the perfect accessory for your FONA – they’ve been tested to work with our modules – but can be used with any iOS or Android device that uses a TRRS pinout. See more!


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Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark – Illustrated by Katy Wu: “If you’ve got a good idea, and you know it’s going to work, go ahead and do it.” – Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper dedicated her life to solving computer problems. With her passion for problem-solving and insatiable curiosity, “Amazing Grace” revolutionized computer programming.

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code is an inspiring, upbeat picture-book biography of one of STEM’s unsung heroes. Did you know Grace originated the term “computer bug”? This beautifully illustrated book follows Grace’s clock-tinkering in childhood to Vassar collegiate life to her long career in the US Navy (she retired as an admiral! At almost 80 years old!).

This is an excellent read for any young person (or grownup!) and highlights unconventional thinking and not being afraid of change. See more!


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Pimoroni Inky pHAT – eInk Display – Black/White: Here at Adafruit we never tire of cool, new displays, so these super sweet e-paper displays really caught our eye! Pimoroni’s Inky pHat is a petite 212×104 pixel two-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.

No soldering required! The display is already assembled and connected via a ribbon cable. Just plop Inky pHAT on your Pi of choice and run the installer, and soon you’ll have the cutest little electronic paper display. See more!


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16mm Height Metal Caster Bearing Wheel: Get your ‘bot rolling with this durable and smooth steel ball caster. We like the size (not too big, not too small) and surprisingly fluid motion of this caster. It’s also really easy to attach, with two screw mounts that will allow you to attach it to any chassis material. Note that it doesn’t come with any mounting hardware, use 4-40 or M3 screws to attach to whatever you like. See more!


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20mm Height Metal Caster Bearing Wheel: Get your ‘bot rolling with this durable and smooth steel ball caster. We like the size (not too big, not too small) and surprisingly fluid motion of this caster. It’s also really easy to attach, with two screw mounts that will allow you to attach it to any chassis material. Note that it doesn’t come with any mounting hardware, use 4-40 or M3 screws to attach to whatever you like. See more!


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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery Ideal For Feathers – 3.7V 400mAh: Lithium ion polymer (also known as ‘lipo’ or ‘lipoly’) batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery has a capacity of 400mAh for a total of about 1.9 Wh. If you need a larger (or smaller!) battery, we have a full range of LiPoly batteries.

The batteries come pre-attached with a genuine 2-pin 25mm JST-PH connector as shown and include the necessary protection circuitry. Because they have a genuine JST connector, not a knock-off, the cable won’t snag or get stuck in a matching JST jack, they click in and out smoothly.

The size of this battery was customized so that it tucks perfectly between the headers on a Feather, and you can even sandwich it between a Feather and FeatherWing. See more!


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AdaBox009 – HalloWing: Are you the kind of person who doesn’t like taking down the skeletons and spiders until after January? Well, we’ve got the ADABOX for you. This is electronics at its most spooky! ADABOX 009 is Halloween themed, for all of us who love scares, costumes, and (of course!) candy. OK, so we didn’t fill this ADABOX with candy corn, but we did curate a collection of inspiring electronics to make your Halloween more electric. You might have so much fun, you’ll celebrate it year round!

Please note! This is NOT the subscription version of AdaBox! This version does not include free shipping. See more!


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#3DPrinted Sony Camera & GoPro Fusion 360 Dual Mount #celebratephotography

from #3DPrinted Sony Camera & GoPro Fusion 360 Dual Mount #celebratephotography
by Stephanie

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From lsummers on Thingiverse:

We’ve spent the last 3 years building our own VR content company (http://www.redironlabs.com). During this time, we’ve created many of our own parts for various things. I figured it was time to start sharing those here for everyone 🙂

OK – this is a fun one. We have to do a fair amount of 4k 360 videos over the next while but I like to have a nice 1080p standard video with them. To cut down on the number of tripods we need to carry, this lets us mount a small (sony handycam in this case) camera on the bottom, and a gopro device (gopro 360 fusion in this case) on the same tripod!

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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, October 19, 2018

Precision Screwdriver Handle for 1/4in Hex Double Ended Bits #3DThursday #3DPrinting

from Precision Screwdriver Handle for 1/4in Hex Double Ended Bits #3DThursday #3DPrinting
by Ben

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Shared by sneaks on Thingiverse:

This updated version is designed to accommodate double ended bits such as MegaPro Double Ended Bits.

SOURCE: Please see the Source page for a standard 1/4″ Hex Bit Screwdriver, information on assembly, and where to purchase the optional magnets.

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!

NEW PRODUCT – Lithium Ion Polymer Battery Ideal For Feathers – 3.7V 400mAh

from NEW PRODUCT – Lithium Ion Polymer Battery Ideal For Feathers – 3.7V 400mAh
by Angelica

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NEW PRODUCT – Lithium Ion Polymer Battery Ideal For Feathers – 3.7V 400mAh


Lithium ion polymer (also known as ‘lipo’ or ‘lipoly’) batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery has a capacity of 400mAh for a total of about 1.9 Wh. If you need a larger (or smaller!) battery, we have a full range of LiPoly batteries.

The batteries come pre-attached with a genuine 2-pin 25mm JST-PH connector as shown and include the necessary protection circuitry. Because they have a genuine JST connector, not a knock-off, the cable won’t snag or get stuck in a matching JST jack, they click in and out smoothly.

The size of this battery was customized so that it tucks perfectly between the headers on a Feather, and you can even sandwich it between a Feather and FeatherWing. As seen above, it’s a perfect fit for a Feather Huzzah ESP8266 and an Adafruit FeatherWing OLED! Just remember to use the normal-height female headers or stacking headers, not the shorty ones.

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The included protection circuitry keeps the battery voltage from going too high (over-charging) or low (over-use) which means that the battery will cut-out when completely dead at 3.0V. It will also protect against output shorts. However, even with this protection it is very important that you only use a LiIon/LiPoly constant-voltage/constant-current charger to recharge them and at a rate of 400mA or lessWe suggest our Micro Lipo charger, which has a 100mA default rate. You can also set the Micro Lipo to 400mA rate for a faster charge. All of our Feathers charge at a safe rate.

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Like most lipos, the batteries we sell do not have thermistors built in. This is why we suggest charging at 1 C or even less – 100 to 400mA is a good rate, and available from any USB port if using a USB-powered charger

Additional safety notes: Do not use a NiMH/NiCad/lead-acid charger! Also, do not abuse these batteries, do not short, bend, crush or puncture. Never charge or use unattended. Always inspect batteries and surrounding circuitry constantly for any damage, loose wiring, or possibility of short circuits. Polarity matches all Adafruit LiPoly/LiIon chargers and boards, other brands may have reverse polarity and can destroy your battery. As with all Lithium ion polymer batteries and with any power source – they should be used by experts who are comfortable working with power supplies.

In stock and shipping now!