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Oct 18 2020 21 mins 352

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Adafruit Matrix Portal - RGB LED Display Assembly Tutorial
Oct 16 2020 1 mins  
Order your Matrix Portal Controller here: http://www.adafruit.com/matrixportal RGB Display Sold Separately - we have lots of sizes available! https://www.adafruit.com/category/327 Folks love our wide selection of RGB matrices and accessories, for making custom colorful LED displays... and our RGB Matrix Shields and FeatherWings can be quickly soldered together to make the wiring much easier. But what if we made it even easier than that? Like, no solder, no wiring, just instant plug-and-play? Dream no more - with the Adafruit Matrix Portal add-on for RGB Matricies, there's never been an easier way to create powerful Internet-connected LED displays. Plug directly into the back of any HUB-75 compatible display (all the ones we stock will work) from 16x32 up to 64x64! Use the included screws to attach the power cable to the power plugs with a common screwdriver, then power it with any USB C power supply. (For larger projects, power the matrices with a separate 5V power adapter) Then code up your project in CircuitPython or Arduino, our Protomatter matrix library works great on the SAMD51 chipset, knowing that you've got the wiring and level shifting all handled. Here's what you get: ATSAMD51J19 Cortex M4 processor, 512KB flash, 192K of SRAM, with full Arduino or CircuitPython support ESP32 WiFi co-processor with TLS support and SPI interface to the M4, with full Arduino or CircuitPython support USB Type C connector for data and power connectivity I2C STEMMA QT connector for plug-n-play use of any of our STEMMA QT devices or sensors can also be used with any Grove I2C devices using this adapter cable JST 3-pin connector that also has analog input/output, say for adding audio playback to projects LIS3DH accelerometer for digital sand projects or detecting taps/orientation. GPIO breakouts including 4 analog outputs with PWM and SPI support for adding other hardware. Address E line jumper for use with 64x64 matrices (check your matrix to see which pin is used for address E! Two user interface buttons + one reset button Indicator NeoPixel and red LED Green power indicator LEDs for both 3V and 5V power 2x10 socket connector fits snugly into 2x8 HUB75 ports without worrying about 'off by one' errors. The Matrix Portal uses an ATMEL (Microchip) ATSAMD51J19, and an Espressif ESP32 Wi-Fi coprocessor with TLS/SSL support built-in. The M4 and ESP32 are a great couple - and each bring their own strengths to this board. The SAMD51 M4 has native USB so it can show up like a disk drive, act as a MIDI or HID keyboard/mouse, and of course bootload and debug over a serial port. It also has DACs, ADC, PWM, and tons of GPIO, so it can handle the high speed updating of the RGB matrix. Meanwhile, the ESP32 has secure WiFi capabilities, and plenty of Flash and RAM to buffer sockets. By letting the ESP32 focus on the complex TLS/SSL computation and socket buffering, it frees up the SAMD51 to act as the user interface. You get a great programming experience thanks to the native USB with files available for drag-n-drop, and you don't have to spend a ton of processor time and memory to do SSL encryption/decryption and certificate management. It's the best of both worlds! Comes with one fully-programmed and assembled MatrixPortal, preprogrammed with a rainbow digital sand demo for 32x64 LED matrices. Does not come with an RGB Matrix (use any HUB75 compatible matrix) or a USB type C power supply! Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Music by Darrell St Blaine ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------


Deep Dive w/Scott: Release Candidate 0 and sleepio
Oct 16 2020 138 mins  
Deep Dive happens every week. Normally Fridays at 2pm Pacific but occasionally shifted to Thursday at 2pm. Typically goes for two hours or more. Questions are welcome. I’m sponsored by Adafruit to work on CircuitPython. Support them, and by extension me, by purchasing hardware from https://adafruit.com Chat with me and lot of others on the Adafruit Discord at https://adafru.it/discord. Next week’s stream is on Friday. 0:00 Getting everything going 2:00 Housekeeping 8:05 Plan 9:17 6.0.0-rc.0 is out! Please help us test. https://github.com/adafruit/circuitpython/releases 17:45 UF2 on ESP32-S2 18:00 LED filter purple / yellow / green states of the RGB LED Red light indicates UF2-Boot 20:00 Free RTOS 21:00 Partition Layout - Purple - Stage 2 boot loader… (decides between ota_0 and ota_1) 24:00 - download latest CP from s3 ( absolute latest ) 27:00 new product idea - feather sized LED acrylic 4 versions of boot loaders 29:00 Uf2-esp32s branch /generalize-bootloader 31:00 PIN_NEOPIXEL in board_led_state 35:29 RTS, CTS in UART 41:07 Arduino libraries in CircuitPython https://wiki.seeedstudio.com/ArduPy/ 42:43 More release talk 45:20 https://medium.com/bhdynamics/dynossat-edu-newspace-at-your-reach-9c2f88ca52e6 49:45 - getting the cp 6.0 release onto circuitpython-org 51:20 - ( but first - check the release notes and the green CI ) 1:05:00 - checking on release 1:06:40 - blog and forum posts announce release ( use convert*releasenotes*md tool ) 1:12:05 blog post ( blog.adafruit.com ) ( copy html and URL ) 1:15:00 tweet - https://twitter.com/adafruit/status/1317226793473085440 1:31:52 Suggestion for starting point/tutorials to learn how to start translating over from arduino sensors to python, so I can pitch in to the circuitpython effort? I am an enterprise dev using C#, js, etc https://learn.adafruit.com/creating-and-sharing-a-circuitpython-library https://learn.adafruit.com/circuitpython-essentials/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdB3QS4_QQU https://www.adafruit.com/product/4777 52:55 RTOS - https://zephyrproject.org/ 1:01:57 - super-loop in circuitpython See CP main.c for (;;) { } 1:18:50 https://jaycarlson.net/embedded-linux/ 1:26:13 Go Runtime on bare metal ? 1:27:20 Recently close pull requests ( see above in the plan ) 1:32:34 - getting started topics Read the docs - latest drivers ( all adafruit products ) Circuitpython community bundle ( non adafruit supported stuff ) Creating and sharing a circuit python library Transition from arduino Circuit python essentials guide Youtube pybay 2019 circuitpython ( may be in recent newsletter ) Accelerating driver development with circuitpython - Bryan Siepert Adafruit register Join discord #help with circuitpython, #circuitpython ( more development ) revistaSG on twitter https://twitter.com/mesheryio/status/1317116337123098624 1:39:23 More sleepio API work 1:42:49 hibernate / sleep #2796 Light sleep - everything is still on, but cpu is not clocked 1:48:19 - sleep until alarm ( till someone presses a button ) #2795 Deep sleep / hibernate - turn power off to parts of the chip ( loose ram and cpu state ) 1:44:52 sleep until alarm 1:45:54 - out of stack space ( c-stack vs. python stack - maximum recursion limit ) 1:54:01 Deep Diving into shared bindings alarm/__init__.h Compare between microdev1 and tannewt’s further work https://github.com/microDev1/circuitpython/compare/sleepCPY...tannewt:sleepio 1:56:55 IMXRT1011 - what do the buttons do? ( pet peeve ) Start by thinking about how you are going to use it! Google docs spreadsheet MCU Sleep Alarms - deep sleep research E.g. can USB wake uProc from deep sleep 2:04:34 - SAM D5x/E5X Family Data Sheet Sleep Mode entry and exit table 2:10:01 Continued discussion of API design approaches 2:11:01 discussion of line 42 - flashing the error LED, and impact on power 2:12:45 gui library question - displayio - the core of the display work in CP FoamyGuy display layouts / json - https://github.com/FoamyGuy/circuitpython_display_layouts 2:15:09 Wrap up Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------





EYE on NPI - Melexis MLX90395 High-Range Magnetic Field Sensor EyeOnNPI
Oct 15 2020 10 mins  
This weeks EYE on NPI is a sensor with a magnetic personality and we're really attracted to it...You guessed it - we're looking at the latest 3D magnetic field sensors from Melexis, the MLX90395 (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/m/melexis/mlx90395-triaxis-magnetometer) These are some of the few high-magnetic-field sensors available, with up to +-120mT, that's 1200 Gauss! Incredible when you consider many of our common magnetometers for IMU usage top out at +-50 Gauss. The sensor also has high precision, with 16-bit output and built in over-sampling since magnetometers can be a little noisy. This sensor isn't great for IMU usage -- you'll want to stick to ~1 Gauss ranges for detecting Earth-level fields (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth%27s_magnetic_field). But it is excellent for magnetic field sensing such as that of a rare earth magnet. These chips are often used for 3D motion sensing of an object, when it has a magnet embedded in it. Especially joysticks and other user controls, you get the environmental robustness of optical with the cost of mechanical. Plus you get Z axis motion which optical doesn't like as much. With a little bit of math you can detect various motions, positions, twists and distances, all without any mechanical wear. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMbkFrGe5Ws) The sensor is available in both 50 and 120mT ranges, and in a few packages. We happen to like the QFN because it's pin-compatible with the earlier MLX90393 (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4022). Note that it is not code-compatible with the '393. For interfacing you can use I2C or SPI, with free-running or one-shot modes. There's an interrupt pin for data ready checking, and a trigger pin if you want to trigger readings with GPIO rather than requesting over I2C/SPI. We whipped up a driver over the weekend for people to use to get readings with an over-sample filter to help smooth out the readings. (https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_MLX90395) It's great to see revisions of sensors come out that give us better accuracy and precision, with wider ranges and lower prices and the MLX90395 does not disappoint. When ordering, check the last few digits of the product order code since there are two versions. The -10x series is 120mT and the -00x series is 50mT, you'll get a trade-off of precision and range. Digi-Key has these in stock right now in a variety of packages from SOIC to QFN to TSSOP and ready to ship today for delivery tomorrow morning (https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/melexis-technologies-nv/MLX90395KDC-BBA-101-RE/12330664) Also via short URL https://www.digikey.com/short/znjjrv See more from the manufacturer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOw-nNtpcP8




New Products 10/14/2020 featuring Adafruit Grayscale 1.5" OLED Graphic Display - STEMMA QT/Qwiic!
Oct 15 2020 15 mins  
AdaBox: Curated Adafruit products, unique collectibles, and exclusive discounts (0:06) https://www.adabox.com/ CircuitPython 6 Poster (1:13) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4713?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Coming Soon! BBC micro:bit v2 (1:23) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4781?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 3x AA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch and 2-Pin JST (5:46) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4779?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts PPE "The Works" Pack - All In One Protective Equipment Kit (7:03) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4773?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Black LED Diffusion Acrylic Panel - 10.2" x 5.1" - 0.1" / 2.6mm thick (8:22) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4749?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts FeatherS2 - ESP32-S2 Feather Development Board (9:33) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4769?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit Grayscale 1.5" 128x128 OLED Graphic Display - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (12:23) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4741?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ---------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------










Animated Tombstone Display with Matrix Portal
Oct 13 2020 2 mins  
In this project we’re making a tombstone with Adafruit’s Matrix Portal! Guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/tombstone-matrix-portal We upgraded this foam tombstone with an RGB matrix so we can display animated graphics. The Matrix Portal is a plug-n-play dev board that makes these types of projects fairly easy. We designed and 3D printed these brackets so we can attach this to things like halloween props, picture frames or just some foam core. The 3D skull is just a bitmap sprite sheet that is animated using Circuit Python! With Circuit Python, you can animate sprites sheets and display them on the matrix. Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------




STEM Chat Episode 1: Kids Learn Through Play
Oct 13 2020 22 mins  
STEM Chat is a new show for parents featuring fun STEM-themed projects you can do with your kids at home. Co-hosted by Natalie Zee Drieu and Diana Eng, these two creative moms share a passion for all things STEM! #stemkids #stem #steam #education #makerkids #tinkering Timestamps: 0:16 Intro 2:33 Blocks 7:22 Toy Rotation 9:12 Activities at Home (origami, Blockus game, Harry Potter 3D puzzle) 11:14 Nature Walks & Journal 13:42 Rock Hounding 18:36 Favorite Things Links Mentioned in the Video: City and Country Blocks: https://www.bekainc.com/shop/7/beka-blocks (Diana’s blocks are from BEKA but there are other companies that make them too.) Grimm’s Rainbow: https://normanandjules.com/products/rainbow-with-12-pieces.html Grimm's Colour Charts Rally (Dominoes): https://www.babipur.co.uk/grimm-s-colour-charts-rally.html invitationtoplay hashtag on Instagram (blocks inspiration): https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/invitationtoplay/ Blockus Game: https://www.amazon.com/Blokus-Game/dp/B01IL5W9R2/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=blockus&qid=1602194394&sr=8-4 Harry Potter The Burrow Weasly Family Home 3D Puzzle: https://tinyurl.com/y5jtaj2k 3D Puzzles on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=3d+puzzles&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 Seek App: iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/seek-by-inaturalist/id1353224144 Android:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.seek&hl=en_US&gl=US Kid’s Backpack for Rock Hounding: https://tinyurl.com/y2o8qsd3 The backpack is from Molo. Unfortunately the robot print is no longer available, but here’s the current print of Pandas. Lortone 3A Rock Tumbler Kit: http://www.therockshed.com/tumbler-kits.html (Diana purchased directly from Lortone.com, but it’s out of stock.) National Geographic Make This! Book https://www.amazon.com/Make-This-Building-Thinking-Tinkering/dp/1426333242/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=national+geographic+make+this&qid=1602192185&sr=8-1 My Book of Rocks and Minerals (DK Publishing) https://www.amazon.com/Book-Rocks-Minerals-Devin-Dennie/dp/1465461906/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=DK+Rocks+and+Minerals&qid=1602192207&sr=8-3 The Renegade Spy Project by Terri Selting David Adafruit blog post + Catapult project PDF https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/09/25/stem-book-for-kids-the-renegade-spy-project-stem-homeschooling/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Renegade-Spy-Project-Girls-Tinkering/dp/1735454524/ref=sr_1_1?crid=331DKBITNPEA&dchild=1&keywords=the+renegade+spy+project&qid=1602192235&sprefix=the+renegade+spy%2Caps%2C353&sr=8-1 DK Pocket Genius books: (added more that we love here) Space: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Genius-Space-Facts-Fingertips/dp/1465445935/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=dk+pocket+dinosaur+books+small&qid=1602192265&sr=8-4 Dinosaurs: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Genius-Dinosaurs-Facts-Fingertips/dp/1465445617/ref=sr_1_2?crid=34AEIQ0VK0LUD&dchild=1&keywords=dk+pocket+genius+dinosaurs&qid=1602192317&sprefix=dk+pocket+genius+dino%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-2 Rocks and Minerals: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Genius-Rocks-Minerals-Fingertips/dp/1465445900/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=dk+pocket+genius+Rocks+and+Minerals&qid=1602192328&sr=8-3 Inventions: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Genius-Inventions-Facts-Fingertips/dp/1465446060/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=dk+pocket+genius+Inventions&qid=1602192351&sr=8-1 Animals: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Genius-Animals-Facts-Fingertips/dp/1465445269/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=dk+pocket+dinosaur+books+small&qid=1602192265&sr=8-5 Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------




Among Us AirPod Case
Oct 12 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Among Us Airpod Case modellerhouse https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/among-us-case-for-airpods CR10S Pro Red PLA 53hr 15mins X:167 Y:180 Z:60mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 6% Infill / 6mm retract 225C / 60C 32g 90mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------









EYE on NPI - Ideal-Tek WS3620.ITU Wire Strippers
Oct 08 2020 8 mins  
This week's EYE ON NPI is the ideal tool for your workbench, and that isn't hyperbole - it's the WS3620.ITU wire stripper from Ideal-Tek (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/i/ideal-tek/adjustable-wire-strippers), a Swiss company that is making really nice bench-top tools. (https://www.ideal-tek.com) Ideal-tek's adjustable wire strippers offer fast and safe stripping of the finest and most flexible conductors, strands, or wires in diameters from 0.12 mm to 0.8 mm (36 AWG to 20 AWG). Most wire strippers end at 30 AWG, or struggle at 30 AWG and don't give you a clean cut. Some are automatic-style but are heavy and clunky. This tool is very light, easy to use, and works flawlessly down to 36 AWG so it's great with our extremely fine stranded wires (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4733) There's an adjustable stop so you can get the same lengths every time. Worked great when we tested with silicone, PVC or Teflon coverings. Features For 0.12 mm to 0.8 mm (36 AWG to 20 AWG) wires Automatic wire cross-section scanning system Safe and suitable for right- or left-handers Adjustable length stop (5 mm to 45 mm) Impact-resistant plastic We got this tool for ourselves since we're doing a lot of fine wire rework on PCBs (https://www.adafruit.com/product/1446) and needed something that could cleanly strip 30~36AWG but now it's our new favorite thanks to its speed and reliability. We strongly recommend it! The price is also very reasonable for sub-30 AWG wire stripping! Add it to your Digi-Key cart, so you have it when you need it - a good tool is worth its weight in gold and will save you a lot of frustration (and wire nicks). In stock and shipping today, visit https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/ideal-tek-s-a/WS3620.ITU/13170711 to get a WS3620 and you could have it tomorrow morning! Also at https://www.digikey.com/short/zwwvf8 See more from the manufacturer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xan15nSciQ4&feature=youtu.be and check out Ideak-Tek's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/idealtekofficial/



New Products 10/7/2020 featuring Adafruit 9-DOF Orientation IMU Fusion Breakout - STEMMA QT / Qwiic!
Oct 08 2020 13 mins  
AdaBox: Curated Adafruit products, unique collectibles, and exclusive discounts (0:07) https://www.adabox.com/ Coming Soon! Adafruit Metro ESP32-S2 (0:30) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4775?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts DYNAMIXEL Motor - AX-12A (2:12) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4768?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Launchpad Breakout Board for micro:bit and Adafruit CLUE - by Mission Control Lab (5:18) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4765?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Spade Quick Connector Kit - 6.3mm / 4.8mm / 2.8mm (6:27) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4748?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit 9-DOF Orientation IMU Fusion Breakout - BNO085 (BNO080) - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (8:50) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4754?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ---------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------










Maker Update 201: MIDI Monster Mash
Oct 06 2020 8 mins  
MIDI Monster Mash [Maker Update *Adafruit Edition*] This month on Maker Update, a pocket-sized procedural MIDI sequencer, Empire State Maker Faire, a menagerie of matrices, solar powered projects, and this little cutie pie! Show Notes [Maker Update #201 *Adafruit Edition*] -=Project of the Month=- MIDI Melody maker https://learn.adafruit.com/midi-melody-maker -=News=- Limor Keynote Speaker for Empire State Maker Faire https://makerfaire.com/empire-maker-faire-2020/ JP's Product of the week https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/09/29/jps-product-pick-of-the-week-4pm-eastern-today-9-29-20-adafruit-johnedgarpark-adafruit-newproductpick/ -=Adafruit Projects=- Matrix Portal Bonanza! https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-matrixportal-m4 Matrix Portal Creature Eyes https://learn.adafruit.com/matrix-portal-creature-eyes Halloween Countdown Clock https://learn.adafruit.com/halloween-countdown-display-matrix Matrix Portal Sand Handles https://learn.adafruit.com/matrix-portal-sand Neopixel LED Necklace https://learn.adafruit.com/neopixel-led-necklace-insert-with-usb-charging BusyBox Interruption Sign https://learn.adafruit.com/busy-box-interruption-sign I Vote(d) Pin https://learn.adafruit.com/i-vote-d-pin https://learn.adafruit.com/vote-keyboard https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/07/07/new-guide-pyportal-us-election-calendar-adafruit-learning-system-circuitpython-pyportal-voting-adafruit/ -=Contributed Projects=- Rock Paper Scissors Clue Game https://learn.adafruit.com/rock-paper-scissors-circuitpython -=Tools/Tips=- Stemma Lego Baseplates https://learn.adafruit.com/stemma-lego-base-plates Universal USB DC Solar Breakout https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-bq24074-universal-usb-dc-solar-charger-breakout Neopixel Graphics with the FrameBuf library https://learn.adafruit.com/easy-neopixel-graphics-with-the-circuitpython-pixel-framebuf-library -=Product Spotlight=- QT Py https://www.adafruit.com/product/4600 ------- #makerupdate Maker Update is a weekly video series covering news, projects, tips, and events that interest the maker and DIY community. ------- TAGS: MIDI, Melody, Matrix, Portal, Halloween, Creature, Eyes, Costume, Countdown, Clock, Sand, Neopixels, Necklace, Sign, Vote, Pin, Rock Paper Scissors, Stemma, LEGO, Solar, Graphics, QT, Maker Faire, Empire State, DIY, Maker, Electronics, Project, Soldering, Robotics, Microcontroller, Code, CircuitPython, Making,Inventing, Python, Hardware, Adafruit, 3D Printing, computer, design, fabrication, circuits, Learning, STEM, STEAM, program, Engineering, Programming, Engineer, Interaction, Interface, Tools ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/



Rainbow Bottle Lamp Tutorial - A DIY Beginner Electronics Project
Oct 06 2020 2 mins  
Full Tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/glowing-bottle-lamp/overview Make a beautiful rainbow colored glowing bottle lamp with fairy lights inside. You don't need to catch actual fairies, or chase down a real rainbow, but it will look as though you did! Decorate it with your favorite stickers and place it on your windowsill, and I guarantee you it will attract both rainbows and fairies into your life. And couldn't we all use more rainbows and fairies? Difficulty Level This is a very easy beginner project that's perfect to do with kids who are interested in learning about making things light up. The assembly is easy enough for kids as young as 4-5 (with a little help from an adult). Kids that young can also pick their own colors with the MakeCode drag-and-drop app, and slightly older school-aged kids will have fun coding the whole project by themselves. If you're a Grown Up Kid like me who still loves rainbows and fairies, this is a great place to get introduced to programmable lights, and you'll end up with a stunning piece of art when you're done. Let's get crafty and make stuff light up! Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------



CircuitPython Weekly for October 5th, 2020
Oct 05 2020 74 mins  
Notes document available here: https://github.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/blob/master/2020/2020-10-05.md Join here for the chat all week: http://adafru.it/discord The CircuitPython Weekly happens normally at 2pm ET/11am PT on Mondays. Check the #circuitpython channel on Discord for notices of change in time and links to past meetings. Meeting times are also available in iCal format using the following link: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/master/meeting.ical for use with standard calendar applications or in your browser: https://open-web-calendar.herokuapp.com/calendar.html?url=https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/master/meeting.ical If you want to be able to participate in the meeting by speaking, you will need to be added to the @circuitpythonistas role on Discord. Please ask any one of the moderators or admins to add you if you’d like to join. CircuitPython development is sponsored by Adafruit. Please support them by purchasing hardware from https://adafruit.com. Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------

Demon Horn Skull with Hallowing eyes
Oct 05 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Demon Horn Skull Arkleseizure https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3150998 CR10S Pro Black Silk PLA 18hr 25mins X:234 Y:246 Z:93mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 6% Infill / 6mm retract 225C / 60C 32g 90mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------





EYE on NPI - Sensirion SGP40 Air Quality Sensor
Oct 01 2020 9 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI is a breath of fresh air! How do we know it's fresh? Cause we have a brand new Sensirion SGP40 air quality sensor (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/s/sensirion/sgp40-d-r4) hooked up and ready to be our digital nose. We loooove Sensirion sensors, and we stock a whole bunch in the Adafruit shop. (https://www.adafruit.com/?q=sensirion&sort=BestMatch) They are renowned for their excellent prices and quality on temperature, humidity and gas sensors, so when we saw this pop up on Digi-Key at https://www.digikey.com/new, we quickly picked up a few pieces to check out. The SGP40 is Sensirion’s digital volatile organic compounds (VOC) sensor designed for easy integration into air treatment devices and air quality monitors. Based on Sensirion’s CMOSens® technology, the SGP40 offers a complete sensor system on a single chip and features a digital I²C interface, a temperature-controlled micro-hotplate, and a humidity-compensated indoor air quality signal. In combination with Sensirion’s powerful VOC algorithm, the sensor signal can be directly used to evaluate indoor air quality for applications such as triggering the gradual fan control of an air treatment device. Both the SGP40 chip and VOC algorithm feature unrivaled robustness in the final application over their lifetimes. Pushing the multi-pixel and multi-hotplate approach to the next level of individual control of each sensing element, the SGP40 enables a drastic reduction in power consumption, making it suitable for battery-driven applications as well. Sensirion’s state-of-the-art production process guarantees high reproducibility and reliability. Gas sensors are really interesting, they are all essentially resistive sensors, where the exposed silicon has a metal oxide layer (MOX) that is susceptible to ambient gasses. There's a heater element that you need to turn on, then wait till the silicon chunk can react with the air. The resistance changes with the amount of organic compounds in the air and you can measure the resistive differences. (https://www.sensirion.com/en/environmental-sensors/gas-sensors/) Now for many gas sensors, you basically get 4 pins: two for the heater, and two for the resistor. You have to power the heater, then use a resistor divider or op-amp to read the resistance and back calculate. There's no built-in calibration available. What we like about the SGPx0 series is that you don't need the power control or analog input. This isn't Sensirion's first gas sensor, we've already stocked the SGP30 for a while, (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/adafruit-industries-llc/3709/1528-2531-ND/8258468) and there are a few things we really liked about that sensor that are the same on the SGP40. First is a dead-simple I2C interface, you send it some commands, it responds with the normalized resistance data reading. No complex code required, it's trivial to port to any microcontroller. With a humidity sensor on the same microcontroller, you can feed the ambient RH to the SGP40 and it will improve the resistance calculation. Check out the SGP40 at Digi-Key at https://www.digikey.com/short/zwzjqb May we suggest one of the fine SHT3x series? (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/sensirion-ag/SHT35-DIS-F2-5KS/1649-1067-6-ND/6212141) A PM2.5 sensor can also be added for a powerful all-in-one environmental-sensing kit (https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=sensirion%20pm2.5) See Sensirion's video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCCfbYf1PNk






New Products 9/30/2020 featuring Icarus IoT Board - nRF9160!
Oct 01 2020 12 mins  
Ultra-Fine Stranded Wire Spool - 10 meters - Various AWG - Black (0:28) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4766 https://vimeo.com/463712670?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Ultra-Fine Stranded Wire Spool - 10 meters - 34AWG - Black (0:28) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4734?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Ultra-Fine Stranded Wire Spool - 10 meters - 32AWG - Black (0:28) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4735?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Ultra-Fine Stranded Wire Spool - 10 meters - 30AWG - Black (0:28) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4736?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Ultra-Fine Stranded Wire Spool - 10 meters - 36AWG - Black (0:28) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4733?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 64x64 RGB LED Matrix - 3mm Pitch - 192mm x 192mm (2:43) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4732?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts SMT Socket - Wide SOIC-16 (4:53) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4727?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts SMT Socket - Wide SOIC-8 (200mil) (4:53) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4726?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 1.25mm Pitch 3-pin Cable Matching Pair - 40cm long - Molex PicoBlade Compatible (7:29) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4721?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 1.25mm Pitch 4-pin Cable Matching Pair - 40cm long - Molex PicoBlade Compatible (7:29) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4722?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts RCA NTSC or PAL or S-Video Input to USB 2.0 Capture Adapter (8:16) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4715?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Icarus IoT Board - nRF9160 (10:02) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4753?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ---------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------














MIDI Melody Maker
Sep 29 2020 6 mins  
Control synths with MIDI using CircuitPython! Guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/midi-melody-maker Use the MIDI FeatherWing and Feather M4 to power your musical projects using the classical 5-PIN DIN jacks. The 128x64 OLED with STEMMA QT makes it easy to add a screen with custom UI. Use potentiometers to change the modulation, key, beat division and modes to create an arrangement of MIDI notes! Code on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/tree/master/MIDI_Melody_Maker 3D Parts Library on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CAD_Parts Liz Clark - @BlitzCityDIY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbAUKL7V6OOGumQEeDMYQvQ MIDI FeatherWing https://www.adafruit.com/product/4740 Feather M4 https://www.adafruit.com/product/3857 Doubler FeatherWing https://www.adafruit.com/product/2890 128x64 OLED with STEMMA https://www.adafruit.com/product/938 Slider potentiometer https://www.adafruit.com/product/4272 10k Potentiometer Log https://www.adafruit.com/product/3391 USB Panel Mount https://www.adafruit.com/product/3258 10-wire ribbon cable https://www.adafruit.com/product/3890 Slim metal knobs https://www.adafruit.com/product/2058 M2.5 Kit https://www.adafruit.com/product/4685 Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil


CircuitPython Weekly Meeting for September 18th, 2020
Sep 28 2020 69 mins  
Notes are available here: https://github.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/blob/master/2020/2020-09-28.md Join here for the chat all week: http://adafru.it/discord The CircuitPython Weekly happens normally at 2pm ET/11am PT on Mondays. Check the #circuitpython channel on Discord for notices of change in time and links to past meetings. Meeting times are also available in iCal format using the following link: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/master/meeting.ical for use with standard calendar applications or in your browser: https://open-web-calendar.herokuapp.com/calendar.html?url=https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/master/meeting.ical If you want to be able to participate in the meeting by speaking, you will need to be added to the @circuitpythonistas role on Discord. Please ask any one of the moderators or admins to add you if you’d like to join. CircuitPython development is sponsored by Adafruit. Please support them by purchasing hardware from https://adafruit.com. Reminders: Podcast available on most services. Let us know if we’re missing some. Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------

Dr. Doom
Sep 28 2020
Doctor Doom Mask 4MULE8 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:886812 CR10S Pro Black Silk PLA 19hr 15mins X:236 Y:189 Z:219mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 6% Infill / 6mm retract 235C / 60C 320g 90mm/s Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------



New Products 9/23/2020 featuring Adafruit QT Py - SAMD21 Dev Board with STEMMA QT!
Sep 25 2020 19 mins  
GD25Q16 - 2MB SPI Flash in 8-Pin SOIC package (0:28) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4763?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Replacement CSI/DSI Connector for Raspberry Pi - Repair Part (1:52) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4728?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Stickvise Part Lifter (pack of 2) (4:02) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4705?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit LSM6DSO32 6-DoF Accelerometer and Gyroscope - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (5:54) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4692?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Automatic Self-Adjusting Wire Strippers and Cutter (7:09) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4747?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit QT Py - SAMD21 Dev Board with STEMMA QT (11:36) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4600?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ---------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------





EYE on NPI - PUI API-4260-LW150-2-R Programmable Indicator
Sep 24 2020 8 mins  
Remember before we had ringtones, when every phone had the same tones to alert you when a call came in? Incredible we lived like that, like savages! This week's EYE on NPI will make you feel the same way about audio alerts, with this awesome new product from PUI, the API-4260-LW150-2-R (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/p/pui-audio/api-4260-lw150-2-r-programmable-indicator) - it's a programmable audio alert speaker with MP3 support, and now we can't understand how we lived without it. Like our Sound FX boards (https://www.adafruit.com/product/2342) or CircuitPython (https://circuitpython.org/), it shows up as a 4 megabyte disk drive. We created our own custom EYE on NPI alert system by converting our WAV file to MP3 (to save space) using Audacity (https://learn.adafruit.com/microcontroller-compatible-audio-file-conversion). Then apply power and immediately the audio file starts looping! You can make the MP3 as long as you like, it just needs to fit in the 4MB disk drive space. The PUI Audio API-4260-LW150-2-R is an audio programmable indicator (API). Instead of using software that only works on operating systems and some devices, programming the API only requires adding .MP3 and .WAV files to any computer that supports USB thumb drives. A larger 4 MB storage size allows for longer files or sequential playback of multiple files, while the internal DAC allows for files with sampling rates up to 48 kHz. The 150 mm lead wires and mounting flanges allow for easy product integration while activating the API-4260-LW150-2-R is as simple as supplying 7 VDC to 24 VDC. With 100 dB of output at 10 cm (with a 1 kHz file recorded at 0 dB), users can employ the API in most ambient conditions. It complies with FCC Part 15 Class B, CE EN61000-6-1, and CE EN61000-6-3. The speaker is surprisingly loud and you can't beat the simplicity of this design. The price isn't that much higher than non-programmable audio alert systems, and you save a ton of time on integration and programming: you don't have to add MP3 playback to your product if it's just to play alerts. Thanks to the recent end of the MP3 patent pool, no licensing is required! (https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/04/18/is-mp3-now-patent-free-makerbusiness-technicolor/) What we like is the simplicity - simply power it and it does it's thing, so it can be integrated into any existing design without engineering re-work. We were curious on what's powering this thing so we opened it up. Inside we found an XL2576 5V switching regulator (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/texas-instruments/LM2576SX-ADJ-NOPB/LM2576SX-ADJ-NOPBCT-ND/3440107), a Winbond 25Q32 FLASH chip (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/winbond-electronics/W25Q32JVSSIQ-TR/W25Q32JVSSIQTR-ND/5803982), and a GZUT-MA2 'all in one MP3 player' chip. The chip output goes into an audio amplifier chip and to an 8ohm 0.5W speaker. Simple? Yes! Effective? Indeed! You can pick one up at Digi-Key and with its easy-to-use interface and add it to your next design within seconds! In stock now and shipping today at https://www.digikey.com/short/z2dp0z




3D Hangouts – Matrix Portal, MIDI Feather and Metroid Helmet
Sep 23 2020 54 mins  
This week we'll take a look at the Matrix Portal sand demo and 3D printed handles with battery holder. Demos this week include the class pi zero digital sand and the newer matrix portal. Quick look at the WIP MIDI melody maker updated with new Adafruit MIDI FeatherWing. Nice amount of community makes along with this week's timelapse tuesday, a massive 3d printed helmet from the classic game Metroid. Learn Guide https://learn.adafruit.com/matrix-portal-sand YouTube Project Video - https://youtu.be/b9q4FsCiNwc 32x64 Matrix Display https://www.adafruit.com/product/2278 Matrix Portal https://www.adafruit.com/product/4745 Black LED Acrylic https://www.adafruit.com/product/4594 Matrix Portal Library for CircuitPython https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CircuitPython_MatrixPortal RGB Matrices for CircuitPython Guide https://learn.adafruit.com/rgb-led-matrices-matrix-panels-with-circuitpython/overview 3D Parts Library on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CAD_Parts Liz Clark - @BlitzCityDIY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbAUKL7V6OOGumQEeDMYQvQ Servo Wings - https://youtu.be/6ylii_L5YRU Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb MIDI FeatherWIng https://www.adafruit.com/product/4740 OLED stemma https://www.adafruit.com/product/938 Timelapse Tuesday: Samus Aran Helmet - Metroid – by Jacob https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1461378 https://youtu.be/g8-oQELbswA Community makes https://www.thingiverse.com/make:848759 LED chase game https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4601225 Heatset Rig Remix https://www.thingiverse.com/make:847921 star trek com https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4597617 midi controller trellis https://www.thingiverse.com/make:845589 spacex helmet https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4591951 clue case https://www.thingiverse.com/make:844756 pi hq camera case Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------







RGB Matrix Pixel Sand
Sep 22 2020 2 mins  
In this project we’re making 3D printed handles for the Adafruit Matrix Portal Pixel Sand! Guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/matrix-portal-sand The Adafruit Matrix Portal is a plug-n-play dev board that makes it easier to do internet connected projects using RGB matrices. It features a cortex M4 and the ESP32. It also has an on-board LIS3DH accelerometer. With the STEMMA QT connector it can work with adafruit’s 50 plus stemma QT boards. Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------



Samus Aran Helmet - Metroid
Sep 21 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Samus Aran Helmet - Metroid Jacob https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1461378 CR10S Pro Red PLA 55hr 34mins X:286 Y:286 Z:177mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 6% Infill / 6mm retract 235C / 60C 489g 90mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------






EYE on NPI - Intel RealSense LIDAR camera
Sep 17 2020 7 mins  
This weeks EYE ON NPI gets REAL with the Intel RealSense LIDAR camera. (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/i/intel/lidar-depth-camera-l515) This surprisingly powerful camera is easy to use and has both color and LIDAR depth output data. This makes it perfect for use in robotics, interactive art, 3D scanning...all sorts of projects where spatial sensing is required. It was announced in 2019 but didn't start shipping until a few months ago. Almost 10 years ago, Adafruit sponsored a Kinect-hacking bounty (https://blog.adafruit.com/2010/11/10/we-have-a-winner-open-kinect-drivers-released-winner-will-use-3k-for-more-hacking-plus-an-additional-2k-goes-to-the-eff/) to take an off-the-shelf video game accessory and turn it into a tool for anyone to use. The open source cross-platform drivers spawned hundreds of awesome projects, from the scientific and artistic, to the humanist and just plain silly (https://blog.adafruit.com/category/kinect-hacking/). With the Kinect discontinued (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect), it's been a challenge to find a low cost alternative with an easy API. Until now! This little sensor is smaller than a tuna can and is a complete system with plug-and-play USB type C port for power and data. There's even an BMI085 IMU inside! (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/bosch-sensortec/BMI085/828-1083-1-ND/8634943) Intel RealSense's L515 is a type of solid state LiDAR technology-based depth camera. It uses LiDAR technology to scan a full scene allowing it to provide a point cloud with up to 23 million points of accurate depth data per second. It delivers consistent high depth accuracy throughout the supported range of the camera starting at 25 cm up to 9 meters. The accuracy of the L515 within its operational range is less than 20 mm Z error at maximum range. With an internal vision processor, L515 achieves motion blur artifact reduction by an exposure time of less than 100 ns (nanoseconds), ideal for capturing rapidly moving objects with minimal motion blur. Additionally, the 4 ms photon to depth latency allows real-time applications such as autonomous navigation. An RGB camera, gyroscope, and accelerometer round out the capabilities of the device for high-quality performance and use case flexibility. Smaller than a tennis ball, the Intel RealSense LiDAR Camera L515 has a diameter of 61 mm and is 26 mm in height. Weighing in at around 100 g (3.5 oz), it is designed to be easily situated on any prototype or attached to a tablet or phone for use in handheld room scanning or volumetric measurement applications. The L515 uses the same open source Intel RealSense SDK 2.0 as all other current-generation Intel RealSense Depth Cameras, which is platform independent, supporting Windows, Linux®, Android™, and macOS. This includes wrappers for many common platforms, languages and engines, including Python, ROS, C/C++, C#, Unity, Unreal, OpenNI, and NodeJS, with more being added constantly. Features Depth FOV (field of view): (H × V) 70°±2° x 55°±2° Depth resolution: Up to 1024 x 768 depth resolution (XGA resolution) Depth frame rate: 30 frames per second RGB frame rate: 30 frames per second RGB resolution: Up to 1920 x 1080 RGB resolution RGB FOV: (H x V) 70° ±3° x 43° ±2° Use environment: Indoor Inertial measurement unit: Bosch BMI085 Range: From 25 cm to 9 m range Connection type: USB-C® 3.1 gen 1 connection Dimensions: 61 mm diameter x 26 mm height Mounting: Two M3 x 0.5 mounting points and one 1/4 20 UNC thread mounting point It shows up in a few ways when you plug it into your computer. For integration into projects that use OpenCV or other camera-based inputs, you will see a dual UVC camera one called 'Depth' which is the LIDAR and one called 'RGB' which is a regular camera that you can overlay over the depth data. The Cameras are really high res, as well - 1024x768 depth resolution and 1920 x 1080 RGB resolution. Compare that to the Kinect's 640x480! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect) We like that this sensor has industrial-quality sensing with engineer-and-maker-friendly development. No NDAs for datasheets, no signups for code - everything needed to get set up was shockingly convenient. (https://www.intelrealsense.com/get-started/) There's even a developer center (https://www.intelrealsense.com/developers/) with firmware upgrades, documentation, code samples, and a community group. There's a lot of support, so we think this is a great option for low cost depth sensing - a really fabulous NPI! Interested? Of course, you are! Pick up an Intel RealSense camera from Digi-Key today, it's part number 2311-82638L515G1PRQ-ND, and you can have it ready for your next amazing project tomorrow morning! (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/intel-realsense/82638L515G1PRQ/2311-82638L515G1PRQ-ND/11688015)



New Products 9/16/2020 featuring Adafruit BrainCraft HAT - Machine Learning for Raspberry Pi 4!
Sep 17 2020 22 mins  
Adafruit LTC4311 I2C Extender / Active Terminator - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (0:20) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4756?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit Universal USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger - bq24074 (2:45) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4755?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit Matrix Portal - CircuitPython Powered Internet Display (6:04) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4745?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 1.25mm Pitch 2-pin Cable Matching Pair - 40cm long - Molex PicoBlade Compatible (9:17) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4720?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts USB Type C Cable with Data/Charge Switch - 1 meter long (9:56) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4696?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ATTEN 65-Watt Soldering Iron With Digital Adjustable Temperature - ST-2065D (10:50) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4695?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit TSL2591 High Dynamic Range Digital Light Sensor - STEMMA QT (11:41) https://www.adafruit.com/product/1980?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit BrainCraft HAT - Machine Learning for Raspberry Pi 4 (12:29) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4374?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ---------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------












Black Panther Helmet
Sep 14 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Black Panther Helmet Tom Lacey https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3152123 CR10S Pro Silk Black PLA 49hr 23mins X:286 Y:285 Z:189mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 6% Infill / 6mm retract 240C / 60C 15g 90mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------

CircuitPython Weekly Meeting for September 14th, 2020
Sep 14 2020 82 mins  
Notes are available here: https://github.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/blob/master/2020/2020-09-14.md Join here for the chat all week: http://adafru.it/discord The CircuitPython Weekly happens normally at 2pm ET/11am PT on Mondays. Check the #circuitpython channel on Discord for notices of change in time and links to past meetings. Meeting times are also available in iCal format using the following link: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/master/meeting.ical for use with standard calendar applications or in your browser: https://open-web-calendar.herokuapp.com/calendar.html?url=https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/master/meeting.ical If you want to be able to participate in the meeting by speaking, you will need to be added to the @circuitpythonistas role on Discord. Please ask any one of the moderators or admins to add you if you’d like to join. CircuitPython development is sponsored by Adafruit. Please support them by purchasing hardware from https://adafruit.com. Reminders: Podcast available on most services. Let us know if we’re missing some. Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------




EYE on NPI - ADT7422 High precision digital temperature sensor
Sep 11 2020 6 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI brings you Analog Devices' ADT7422 ultra-high accuracy and precision temperature sensor. (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/a/analog-devices/adt7422-01-c-accurate-digital-temperature-sensor) With an astonishing ±0.1°C rated accuracy, you can use this sensor for real-time, calibration-free temperature sensing. A built-in I2C ADC interface provides 16-bit data, so you could use this sensor with any microcontroller or microprocessor and get 0.0078 °C resolution. And you can have up to 4 of these sensors on a single I2C bus by changing the I2C address pins A0/A1. ADT7422 is ADI's first ±0.1°C accurate temperature sensor that doesn't require any external circuitry for operation. It can easily replace more complex and expensive solutions that use alternative sensor technologies such as thermistors or RTDs. In addition, high-precision silicon sensors (ICs) are preferred options for a range of emerging applications in the healthcare market such as vital signs monitoring instruments for clinical and home use. Features ±0.1°C accuracy specification enables the end product to measure temperature with accuracy that was only possible for thermistors and RTDs Doesn't require external circuitry: smaller, lower power, and lower cost than older sensing technologies Fully tested and calibrated solution: doesn't require system calibration to achieve desired ±0.1°C measurement precision The highest accuracy of ±0.1°C comes is achievable between 25°C ~ 50°C. From −20°C to +105°C the accuracy is ±0.25°C and from −40°C to +125°C its ±0.50°C. For high temperature ranges, such as for use with scientific or food processes, you probably want to go with a PT100/PT1000 RTD sensor interface (https://www.analog.com/en/applications/technology/precision-sensor-interface/temperature-sensing/rtd.html) - for example verifying the temperature of a yogurt processing system, or a chemical heater. These sensors are more tuned towards human/bio measurement - for example a long-term temperature/health monitor that uses skin temperature, implanted glucose monitor, or an incubator - all places where you want very high accuracy! Interfacing with the chip is really simple, in fact we were able to borrow a lot of code from the ADT7410 (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4089) library we wrote a year ago (https://github.com/adafruit?q=adt7410&type=&language=) and read out the temperature in both C and Python. Analog Devices also has 'pure C' drivers available on GitHub (https://github.com/analogdevicesinc/no-OS/tree/master/drivers/temperature/adt7420) We picked up one of Analog Device's dev boards. You can see a few interesting details like PCB slots to help keep the chip thermally isolated. There's also an Arduino-compatible Eval shield (https://www.analog.com/media/en/dsp-documentation/evaluation-kit-manuals/dc2026cfe.pdf) you can use to plug and play this sensor, but we found it works perfectly fine with plain 0.1" jumpers, just make sure you're giving it 3.3V for power! Add tiny, accurate temperature sensing today by picking up an ADT7422 from Digi-Key, available in cut-tape & reel, by visiting https://www.digikey.com/short/zf0d21 Your order will ship same day and you can get it in hand the next morning!



New Products 9/9/2020 featuring Adafruit MIDI FeatherWing Kit!
Sep 11 2020 11 mins  
Adafruit QT Py - SAMD21 Dev Board with STEMMA QT (0:30) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4600?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Raspberry Pi Enamel Pin (1:05) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4752?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set – M3 Thread (1:25) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4685?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Panel Mount Ultrasonic (Sonar) Ranging Module with UART Output (3:00) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4665?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Large Ultrasonic (Sonar) Sensor with Horn and UART Output (3:00) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4664?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Dust Sensor Module Kit - GP2Y1014AU0F with Cable (5:47) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4649?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit MIDI FeatherWing Kit (8:21) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4740?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------
















STEMMA Lego boards
Sep 08 2020 2 mins  
Lego base plates for STEMMA boards! These 3d printed holders feature built-in standoffs for press fitting the PCBs. STEMMA board and sensors allow you to plug-and-play together various devices and accessories, without any soldering! https://learn.adafruit.com/stemma-lego-base-plates ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------




Collapsible dice tower
Sep 07 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Collapsible dice tower Adam Clugston https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4542200 CR10S Pro Silk Black PLA 11hr 44mins X:70 Y:140 Z:140mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 60C 15g 50mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------


Essential Analog Mobile App: Get Analog IC Insights On-the-Go
Sep 06 2020 9 mins  
Our review of the Essential Analog Mobile App: Get Analog IC Insights On-the-Go by Maxim Integrated: https://8fsic.app.link/qAcobnYSi9 Access technical details and IC specs from the convenience of your smartphone with Maxim Integrated’s free Essential Analog mobile app. Available from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store, the app brings analog expertise directly into your hands—perfect for helping you build innovative, next-generation systems. The app provides a window into our Essential Analog ICs, which enable you to solve the toughest design challenges in power efficiency, precision measurement, reliable connectivity, and robust protection to make your systems cooler, smaller, smarter, and longer running. Download the app to: Learn from our experts by reading application notes and blogs, watching training videos, exploring evaluation kits, getting event details, and more Explore our Essential Analog Toolkit, a free box of ICs from 20 different categories Search and select the right parts for your system—even when you are offline—using the Smart Selector’s sliders and dropdowns Favorite parts and technical content for later review Order the Essential Analog Toolkit, samples, ICs, and evaluation kits Stay informed via the newsfeed Engage daily to reach the top of the leaderboard Check out datasheets, cross-reference searches, Maxim’s website, and more. Download the Essential Analog mobile app on your phone today and be productive wherever you are. #EssentialAnalogApp #semiconductor #analog #CircuitDesign #MaximIntegrated Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------








EYE on NPI - Digilent Digital Discovery
Sep 03 2020 15 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI is all about discovering new things - the Digilent Digital Discovery with High-speed adapter bundle (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/d/digilent/digital-discovery-with-high-speed-adapter-bundle). The Digilent Digital Discovery™ is a combined logic analyzer and pattern generator instrument that was created to be the ultimate embedded development companion. Digital Discovery was designed to optimize channels, speed, and portability. A small form factor facilitates easy storage and provides a whole suite of advanced features to allow you to debug, visualize, and simulate digital signals for most embedded projects. Digital inputs and outputs can be connected to a circuit using simple wire probes or breadboard wires; alternatively, the Digital Discovery High Speed Adapter and impedance-matched probes can be used to connect and utilize the inputs and outputs for more advanced projects. We're big fans of the affordable and powerful Digilent Analog Discovery (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4652) so when this logic-analyzer version popped up on https://digikey.com/new we snapped it up to check out. The specifications of what you get, for the price, are pretty amazing: 32-channel digital logic analyzer (1.2…3.3V CMOS, 8 channels at 800MS/s*, 16 channels at 400MS/s*, and 32 channels at 200MS/s) Digital Bus Analyzers (SPI, I²C, UART, CAN, Parallel) 16-channel pattern generator (1.2…3.3V CMOS, 100MS/s) 16-channel virtual digital I/O including buttons, switches, and LEDs – perfect for logic training applications A programmable power supply of 1.2…3.3V/100mA. The same voltage supplies the Logic Analyzer input buffers and the Pattern Generator input/output buffers, for keeping the logic level compatibility with the circuit under test. In particular, 32 channels of 200 MS/s logic analyzer input is rare to see in a sub-$1000 logic analyzer. 8 channels of 800 MS/s is also incredible, if you need that kind of speed, it's very hard to find an affordable analyzer. The wide/fast rates means this analyzer would be great for analyzing wide 8/16/24/32 address/data busses that normally you wouldn't have enough pins for. You could also check on fast protocols that normally aren't logic-analyzer friendly like RGB matrix and parallel TFT displays. Inside is a Xilinx SPARTAN FPGA and some memory for buffering signals. Like many logic analyzers, the Digital Discovery connects over USB and uses free desktop software for communication. The software in this case is called Waveforms, and is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux including Raspberry Pi (https://store.digilentinc.com/waveforms-download-only/). The same software is used for the Analog Discovery, so if you've got one of those, it'll be familiar. The software is powerful and has a lot of options and capabilities, so we definitely recommend going through some of the tutorials available on Digilent's site, like this nice walk-through on analyzing an old-school NES controller - here's a hint, it uses a serial latch! (https://blog.digilentinc.com/nes-controller-digital-discovery-waveforms/). What I use logic analyzers for is usually decoding I2C and SPI transfers while writing drivers. So I was happy to see a range of built in analyzers such as I2C, UART, CAN, even HDMI! To test it out, I connected the analyzer up to a BNO080 sensor I'm working on. I enabled I2C datalogging on the two initial pins. You can see the data stream with decoded hex values and read/write flags on initial addresses. You can also open up the events tab to see the data as a list with timestamps. The event data (or even the raw pulses) can then be exported to a spreadsheet. There's also a powerful scripting system. You can perform analysis, read data and decode protocols. (https://blog.digilentinc.com/decoding-vga-on-the-digital-discovery/) There's also a logic waveform generator you can script as a simulator for devices. (https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/instrumentation/tutorials/hd44780_digital_discoverystart) We're pretty confident saying that for the price, this is the fastest, most powerful, capable and customizable logic analyzer you can get. And for students, it's super affordable and easy to store. Pair this up with an Analog Discovery for a full EE lab without giving up tons of desk space. Pick up a Digital Discovery from Digi-Key today at https://www.digikey.com/short/zfhz4r . You can pick up the version with high speed probe kit, or, if you aren't planning on using over 200 MS/s, the affordable basic version is at https://www.digikey.com/short/zfh997




New Products 9/2/20 featuring LC709203F LiPoly / LiIon Fuel Gauge and Battery Monitor -STEMMA JST!
Sep 03 2020 11 mins  
HackSpace Magazine Issue #34 - Discover Feather - September 2020 (0:21) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4744?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Rainbow "Wire Wrap" Thin 30 AWG Prototyping & Repair Wire - 280 meters total - 35m each of 8 (0:40) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4730?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Mini Basic PIR Sensor - BL412 (1:38) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4667?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Mini Basic PIR Sensor - BS412 (1:38) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4666?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Right Angle RP-SMA Thru Hole RF Connector (3:18) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4643?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Right Angle SMA Thru Hole RF Connector (3:18) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4642?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Straight SMA Thru Hole RF Connector (3:18) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4644?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts MPM3610 5V Buck Converter Breakout - 21V In 5V Out at 1.2A (4:11) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4739?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Smart Car Cutebot Robot for micro:bit (5:20) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4575?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts JST-PH 2-pin Jumper Cable - 100mm long (8:22) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4714?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit LC709203F LiPoly / LiIon Fuel Gauge and Battery Monitor - STEMMA JST PH & QT / Qwiic (8:58) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4712?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------



3D Hangouts – BusyBox, Stemma and Collapsible Props
Sep 02 2020 53 mins  
This week we take a look at the learn guide for the busy box interruption sign. Demos features acrylic, vinyl decals and parts assembly. Prototyping a new lego compatible parts for STEMMA boards. Timelapse tuesday showcases a collapsible dagger. No Make Alerts this week. Learn Guide https://learn.adafruit.com/busy-box-interruption-sign/ YouTube Project Video https://youtu.be/JvqsdFKqftU Code on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/blob/master/BusyBox_Sign/code.py Feather nRF52840 Express https://www.adafruit.com/product/4062 Black LED Acrylic https://www.adafruit.com/product/4594 NeoPixel LED Strip https://www.adafruit.com/product/1376?length=1 Slide Switch https://www.adafruit.com/product/805 1200mAh battery https://www.adafruit.com/product/258 10-wire Ribbon Cable https://www.adafruit.com/product/3890 Fully Reversible USB Cable https://www.adafruit.com/product/4111 Curvy Collapsible Dagger – the_qsr https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4567504 https://youtu.be/JK0PLJhrXAQ Original Collapsing Dagger https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3704389 Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------






Maker Update 195: Drum Break!
Sep 01 2020 7 mins  
Drum Break! [Maker Update #195 *Adafruit Edition*] This month on Maker Update, a 3d printed drummer, Adafruit at the newsstand, going live, a voting calendar, an eyeball shootout and a panic button for all your Zoom calls. ++Show Notes [Maker Update #195 *Adafruit Edition*]++ -=Project of the Month=- Solenoid Drum Kit https://learn.adafruit.com/midi-solenoid-drum-kit -=News=- HackSpace 34 - the story behind feather https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/08/23/adafruit-weekly-editorial-round-up-august-16-22-feather-on-the-cover-of-hackspace-backtoschool-an-rgb-matrix-clock-and-more/ Make: vol 74: Python on Hardware https://www.adafruit.com/product/4717 CircuitPython Day: 9/9/2020 https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/08/27/circuitpython-day-9-9-2020-join-in-the-activities-circuitpythonday-circuitpython-python-adafruit/ -=Adafruit Projects=- Automatic On-Air Sign https://learn.adafruit.com/rgb-matrix-automatic-youtube-on-air-sign Lego Neon NeoPixel Sign https://learn.adafruit.com/lego-neon-sign DIY Robotic Sky Tracking Astrophotography Mount https://learn.adafruit.com/diy-robotic-sky-tracking-astrophotography-mount/parts-and-tools PyRuler Video Chat Panic Button https://learn.adafruit.com/PyRulerVideoPanic -=Contributed Projects=- PyPortal voting calendar https://learn.adafruit.com/pyportal-electioncal-us -=Tools/Tips=- EYE SHOOTOUT: Contrasting Open Source and Big Retail Electronics https://learn.adafruit.com/eye-shootout-contrasting-open-source-and-big-retail-electronics Raspberry Pi HQ Camera Lenses https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-hq-camera-lenses Adafruit MicroSD SPI or SDIO Card Breakout Board https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-microsd-spi-sdio -=Product Spotlight=- Adafruit SHARP Memory Display Breakout https://www.adafruit.com/product/4694 ----- #makerupdate Maker Update is a weekly video series covering news, projects, tips, and events that interest the maker and DIY community. Find more online: Blog: http://makerprojectlab.com Facebook: http://fb.me/makerprojectlab Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makerprojectlab/ Send snail mail to: Maker Project Lab PO Box 1016 Alameda, CA 94501 ----- TAGS: Drum, Solenoid, Actuator, Kit, Hackspace, Sign, Lego, Neon, Neopixel, Robotic, Sky Tracking, Astrophotography, PyRuler, Video Chat, Button, PyPortal, voting, calendar, Open Source, Raspberry Pi, Camera, Lens, SPI, SDIO, Sharp, Display, Memory, Breakout, DIY, Maker, Electronics, Project, Soldering, Robotics, Microcontroller, Code, CircuitPython, Making,Inventing, Python, Hardware, Adafruit, 3D Printing, computer, design, fabrication, circuits, Learning, STEM, STEAM, program, Engineering, Programming, Engineer, Interaction, Interface, Tools ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/





CircuitPython Weekly for August 31st, 2020
Aug 31 2020 79 mins  
NOTE: The next meeting will be on CircuitPython Day, Wednesday September 9th, not September 7th following the regular schedule or the 8th like our usual US holiday policy. Notes document is available here: https://github.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/blob/master/2020/2020-08-31.md Join here for the chat all week: http://adafru.it/discord The CircuitPython Weekly happens normally at 2pm ET/11am PT on Mondays. Check the #circuitpython channel on Discord for notices of change in time and links to past meetings. Meeting times are also available in iCal format using the following link: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/master/meeting.ical for use with standard calendar applications or in your browser: https://open-web-calendar.herokuapp.com/calendar.html?url=https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/adafruit-circuitpython-weekly-meeting/master/meeting.ical CircuitPython development is sponsored by Adafruit. Please support them by purchasing hardware from https://adafruit.com. Reminders: Podcast available on most services. Let us know if we’re missing some. Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------

Curved Collapsing Dagger
Aug 31 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Curved Collapsing Dagger the_qsr https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4567504 CR10S Pro Silk Black PLA 14hr 58mins X:20 Y:150 Z:558mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 60C 18g 50mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------



Deep Dive w/Scott: Adding a new ESP32-S2 board
Aug 28 2020 143 mins  
Recap: - Native wifi PR is out: https://github.com/adafruit/circuitpython/pull/3326 - Debug Edge design for no cost SWD access: https://debug-edge.io/ 46:44 Main part is adding Kaluga board definition: - Purchase from Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com/product/4729 - USB breakout cable from Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com/product/4448 - How to add a new board to CircuitPython Learn Guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/how-to-add-a-new-board-to-circuitpython - How to add a new board to circuitpython.org Learn Guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/how-to-add-a-new-board-to-the-circuitpython-org-website - Kaluga Schematic: https://dl.espressif.com/dl/schematics/ESP32-S2-Kaluga-1_V1_2_SCH_20200424A.pdf - Kaluga Pull Request (PR): https://github.com/adafruit/circuitpython/pull/3346 Plan is to add a board definition for the Kaluga dev board after touching on native wifi status and Debug Edge. The next two Deep Dives will NOT be on Friday. Next week, will be on Thursday, September 3rd at 2pm Pacific. The week after will be on Wednesday, CircuitPython Day, September 9th at 2pm Pacific Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------




EYE on NPI - Harting Single Pair Ethernet
Aug 27 2020 10 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI is a new twist on an old familiar classic - cables and components from Harting (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/h/harting/t1-industrial-single-pair-ethernet-connector) for a new implementation of Ethernet connectivity called "Single Pair Ethernet" (https://www.single-pair-ethernet.com/en). We're interested in this because we have found that a lot of devices could benefit from a powered/wired network capability but Ethernet jacks are kinda huge and stiff - a single twisted pair cable could make wiring IoT devices easier and a lot less expensive because we don't need nearly as many conductors - wire is not cheap! - and we don't need a separate power adapter. Ethernet was invented in the 70's, and although it has been improved greatly, the underlying connector and cabling has not changed much. SPE is designed to be compatible with existing Ethernet installations, there's going to be a translator chip, but the upper transport layers like TCP/IP will be the same. We're actually big fans of Ethernet compared to WiFi - since there's physical access you don't have to deal with SSIDs, passwords, or enterprise management. (https://learn.adafruit.com/alltheiot-transports) That makes it ideal for IoT because one thing that's super annoying about IoT products is deploying and updating when the WiFi credentials change. While we do see some IoT devices with Ethernet, it's not as common as dropping in WiFi support. Perhaps, given that you still need to plug in power, SPE can make some headway into the industry. The specifications allow for up to 1000 meter long cables, 1 Gbps data rate and 50 W power transmission. (https://www.harting.com/SE/en-gb/single-pair-ethernet) Not all at once though, for example 1 GBit/s is only up to a distance of 40 meters. There's going to be some interdependence on those three stats that depend on the transmitter, receiver, and cabling quality. So there will probably still be 8-conductor Ethernet cabling for high speed + long distance configurations. In fact, when you look at the expected customer base from Harting, there's a lot of infrastructure, robotics/automation, and monitoring, but no home or office computing. The biggest customer right now for SPE is industrial automation - basically getting factories all wired over IoT. (https://www.single-pair-ethernet.com/en/applications) Factories don't want to depend on a wireless network - heck we don't even rely on WiFi when streaming our video show. SPE could be a nice upgrade from CAN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus) where you're still using 2 wires, but you get the benefit of Internet compatibility. We think another group of products that will be popular with SPE is IP cameras, especially once one big vendor makes SPE products. Every facility has dozens of security cameras, and by definition they're going to be really spread out over the building and grounds. That means the powering and wiring is going to be really annoying. With SPE, you can get power and data anywhere, over long distances. Another really nice thing that SPE consortium came up with - you know how that little tab on the RJ-45 cable always breaks off? The connectors for SPE range from basic to waterproof varieties, and all of them are designed for secure latching with durable metal tabs! Cool stuff to check out, specially for engineers working in automation and industrial technology, you'll want to take a peek at the SPE specifications. There's many companies that are part of the SPE design specification, so you can be confident it will be a well-supported new spec. Get started by picking up some cables and connectors at Digi-Key so that you can design SPE into your next product: visit https://www.digikey.com/short/zrvt71 to order Harting SPE connectors and have them in hand tomorrow! #EYEonNPI #DigiKey @DigiKey



New Products 8/26/20 featuring FeatherWing OLED - 128x64 OLED Add-on For Feather - STEMMA QT/ Qwiic!
Aug 27 2020 19 mins  
Adafruit Si7021 Temperature & Humidity Sensor Breakout Board - STEMMA QT (0:34) https://www.adafruit.com/product/3251?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit LIS3DH Triple-Axis Accelerometer (+-2g/4g/8g/16g) (1:14) https://www.adafruit.com/product/2809?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts NeoPixel Nano 2020 RGB LEDs - 10-pack - WS2812B (1:49) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4684?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts NeoPixel Side-Light RGB LED w/ Integrated Driver Chip - 10-pack - SK6812B 4020 (2:22) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4691?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Basic Fingerprint Sensor With Socket Header Cable (4:47) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4690?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Rugged Metal Silver Finish Pushbutton - 16mm 6V RGB Latching (5:22) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4659?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Rugged Metal Pushbutton with Black Finish - 16mm 6V RGB Latching (5:22) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4660?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ESP32-S2 Saola 1R Dev Kit featuring ESP32-S2 WROVER (7:20) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4693?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ESP32-S2 Kaluga Dev Kit featuring ESP32-S2 WROVER (8:33) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4729?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Air Pump and Vacuum DC Motor - 4.5V and 1.8 LPM - ZR320-02PM (11:30) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4700?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Air Pump and Vacuum DC Motor - 4.5 V and 2.5 LPM - ZR370-02PM (12:36) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4699?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 6V Air Valve with 2-pin JST PH Connector - FA0520E (13:11) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4663?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts T-Connector For Silicone Tubing - 5 Pack (14:23) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4662?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Silicone Tubing for Air Pumps and Valves - 3mm ID - 1 Meter Long (15:00) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4661?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit FeatherWing OLED - 128x64 OLED Add-on For Feather - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (17:46) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4650?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------




3D Hangouts – Torches, PCBs and Skeletons
Aug 26 2020 50 mins  
This week we take a look at the learn guide for the LED torch with the gemma m0 and neopixel jewel. Demos features silk flame construction and parts assembly. Prototyping a new PCB holders for STEMMA boards. Timelapse tuesday showcases a skeleton tea light. No Make Alerts this week. Learn Guide https://learn.adafruit.com/neopixel-flame-torch/ YouTube Project Video https://youtu.be/0NKauUmPgF4 Code on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/blob/master/NeoPixel_Gemma_Torch/code.py Adafruit GEMMA M0 https://www.adafruit.com/product/3501 Adafruit 5V MiniBoost https://www.adafruit.com/product/4654 7 NeoPixel Jewel https://www.adafruit.com/product/2226 5VDC Fan https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/cui-devices/CFM-5010-03-10/102-4012-ND/6194920 2200mAh Battery https://www.adafruit.com/product/1781 PCB holder for STEMMA Boards https://github.com/adafruit/awesome-stemma https://www.adafruit.com/category/1005 Timelapse Tuesday: Skeleton Candle Holder – magiczztab https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1342681 https://youtu.be/Qaa9yaOcBds Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------


Minecraft-Style Epoxy Resin Touch-Controlled Torch Lamp with Embedded Lights
Aug 26 2020 1 mins  
Full tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/epoxy-resin-torch-lamp-with-touch-control-3d-printed-base/ Make your own custom Minecraft-inspired Torch lamp from epoxy resin. Embed a strand of fairy lights inside, and set it on top of a Circuit Playground Express. The onboard NeoPixel lights provide a lovely, flickery torch effect. This gorgeous lamp glows from the inside out. Add a piece of shiny copper tape to the base, and you can change light modes with a touch of your finger. Capacitive touch control is just like magic! We've provided a simple 3d printable base model, or you can get creative and design your own display mount. We made ours look like Viking Dragon Ships to go with our Dragon Wall Sconce, and now we sail into sleep at night with fiery dragonish gargoyles watching over us. Difficulty Electronics Build: Easy This is a great beginner project if you're new to electronics. The wiring is really simple, and there's no soldering required. Software / Coding: Easy We've provided code you can drag-and-drop to program your Circuit Playground using MakeCode, Microsoft's free online coding program. It's easy to customize our code or come up with your own. Physical Build: Challenging Making the resin block is the hardest part of this project. There are a lot of ways it can go wrong, and epoxy resin can get expensive when your first or second pour doesn't go right. On the other hand, it's really satisfying when it does go right, and you can create something that catches light - and people's eyes - like nothing else.Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------











Skeleton Tea Light
Aug 24 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Skeleton Candle Holder magiczztab https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1342681 CR10S Pro Glow PLA 5hr 24mins X:187 Y:180 Z:97mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 60C 31g 50mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------







New Products 8/21/20 featuring Adafruit MS8607 Pressure Humidity Temperature Sensor-STEMMA QT/Qwiic!
Aug 21 2020 20 mins  
Adafruit SPI Non-Volatile FRAM Breakout - 4 Mbit / 512 KBytes - MB85RS4MT (0:25) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4719?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit SPI Non-Volatile FRAM Breakout - 2 Mbit / 256 KBytes - MB85RS2MTA (0:25) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4718?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts AP3429A 3.3V Buck Converter Breakout - 3.3V Output 1.2A Max (2:15) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4711?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit RGB Matrix FeatherWing Kit - For nRF52840 Feathers (3:15) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4702?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit AS7341 10-Channel Light / Color Sensor Breakout - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (5:40) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4698?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit SHARP Memory Display Breakout - 2.7" 400x240 Monochrome (6:50) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4694?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts NeoPixel RGBW Neon-like Flex Strip - Cool White 5500K - 1 meter - 5V 60 LEDs/m (9:25) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4689?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Alternating Multi Pole Magnetic Strip - 1 meter long (10:59) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4680?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts N20 DC Motor with Magnetic Encoder - 6V with 1:50 Gear Ratio (13:50) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4638?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts N20 DC Motor with Magnetic Encoder - 6V with 1:100 Gear Ratio (13:50) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4639?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts N20 DC Motor with Magnetic Encoder - 6V with 1:150 Gear Ratio (13:50) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4640?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts N20 DC Motor with Magnetic Encoder - 6V with 1:298 Gear Ratio (13:50) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4641?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit MS8607 Pressure Humidity Temperature PHT Sensor - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (18:03) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4716?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------



EYE on NPI - ACS37002 electrically isolated current sensors
Aug 20 2020 11 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI takes a hint from the advice we're all getting to keep physically isolated - the ACS37002 current sensor (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/a/allegro-microsystems/acs37002-current-sensor) is a physically isolated sensor that takes advantage of the Hall effect to accurately measure power draw with full electrical isolation. Let's take a look! The ACS37002 is a 400kHz fully integrated Hall-Effect current sensor with very high accuracy, making it ideal for use in control loops of the most demanding power conversion applications. Current flows through the internal conductor coupling the magnetic field generated to the Hall sensor IC. As a result of no physical connection between the current and the IC, high voltage isolation is achieved. The current is sensed differentially by two Hall plates that subtract out interfering external common-mode magnetic fields. The sensor is factory-trimmed to provide high accuracy over the entire operating range without the need for customer programming. The sensor has an analog output and a reference output for signal integrity in noisy environments. A fast over-current fault output is included, having a user-configurable threshold via an analog input pin, providing short- circuit detection and enhanced system protection. The sensor also has four user-selectable gain options in the same device with two logic inputs without the need of extra components. This provides designers flexibility, and minimizes the overall bill-of-material for systems that need different current sensing ranges. At some point in an engineer's life, they have to measure the voltage, current or power of a circuit - for example, to make sure the circuit doesn't have a short or open, to verify that a battery is charging, or to adjust motor torque. Measuring current can be a little challenging - we can use low side sensing, where we stick a small resistance at the bottom of our circuit, and amplify the voltage difference from ground. (https://learn.adafruit.com/portable-solar-charging-tracker/analog-stuff) That makes a ground differential, which is often undesirable. Or you can have high side sensing, where you measure the difference between the highest voltage and a resistor drop. Sometimes this is challenging because the device you're measuring is much higher voltage than the circuitry doing the measurements, and the high common-mode makes that difficult. Or maybe you're measuring AC or high voltages and you want to keep your circuit isolated for safety! These Allegro current sensors are really nifty in that they are electrically isolated - there's no op amp connected to the sense resistor. How does this work? Instead of multiplying a voltage drop, we instead measure the magnetic field emitted by the current passing through the sense resistor. A hall effect sensor can measure the amount of field and then back-calculate the current passing by. This allow for very high voltage isolation. In the ACS37002 case, it's rated for 4.8kV isolation. Hall effect sensors are also very fast/responsive, so they can measure AC currents very easily, without introducing inductance like a current transformer would. The ACS712 (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/sensors-transducers/current-sensors/525?k=ACS712) is a famous chip from Allegro that was released a few years ago and is very popular for robotics, home automation and other high current measurement applications (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/a/allegro-microsystems/current-sensor-ics). This new sensor improves on the ACS712 - there's a 3.3V version of the ACS37002, the internal resistance is lower, the non-linearity is half as much, there's an adjustable range pinstrap and the current range is much higher - up to 66A! There's also a lot more configuration options, with gain ranging from 200 mV/A to 33 mV/A. This chip would make a great upgrade when you want better performance and comes in an easy-to-use SOIC 16 package. Want to upgrade your robot, scooter, or solar panel? You can order an ACS73002 today and have it in your hand tomorrow, pick a couple up today from Digi-Key stock by visiting https://www.digikey.com/short/zrb8p4 Also check out this Allegro video https://youtu.be/7XIXOHnmOSo?t=65 from 1:05 to 2:25 #EYEonNPI #DigiKey @DigiKey















Duplo Tractor
Aug 17 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Duplo Tractor Rigitrac https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4524179 CR10S Pro Green PLA 27hr 40mins X:380 Y:150 Z:110mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 60C 193g 50mm/s Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------








EYE on NPI - Würth Elektronik ShielDIY
Aug 13 2020 7 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI is super new and shiny - literally! This shiny gridded metal sheet (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/w/wurth-electronics/shieldiy-do-it-yourself-custom-shielding-cabinets) is a great new idea from Würth Elektronik (https://twitter.com/we_online), it's called ShielDIY and can be used to easily make custom RF shields or enclosures. Würth Elektronik has created a do-it-yourself custom shielding cabinet kit, the ShielDIY. The ShielDIY kit is a fast prototyping solution for board level shielding cabinets. The kit is made up of nickel silver sheet with a thickness of 0.2 mm. The sheets feature lines carved every 5 mm for easy bending and cutting. To build a prototype, cut along the carved lines before bending to obtain the desired shape. OK, this NPI is definitely one of those "OMG I didn't know that existed, now I need it" type items. If you're building sensitive or noisy projects, with lots of EMI from speakers, magnetics, motors, or RF, you probably know that a grounded metal cabinet will greatly help reduce electrical noise, you're building a little Faraday cage around your electronics! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage) You see these on various products Digi-Key stocks, especially radio modules. For example, the Pi 4 has a metal tin around the WiFi chip section to help reduce emissions. (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4296). When you have a popular product, its easy to get a custom tin made. When you're prototyping or testing, especially at the RF stage, something like the ShielDIY can help you speed the process by letting you try different tin shapes and sizes. The metal sheet has grid slices every 5mm so as long as you're cool with metric you should be able to make a wide range of sizes. Cut with metal snips or metal-friendly-scissors. You can then solder together the folded sides and solder the whole thing to the ground plane of your PCB. Super easy and effective! If you do any RF testing, or RF work, you'll definitely want to have a sheet of this stuff in your toolbox for less than a Tubman. You can order from Digi-Key today and have it tomorrow! (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/w-rth-elektronik/360002/732-360002-ND/10468233) ------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/



New Products 8/12/20 featuring Adafruit 2.13" Monochrome E-Ink Bonnet for Raspberry Pi - THINK INK!
Aug 13 2020 13 mins  
Budget Pack for Raspberry Pi 4 (Doesn't include Raspberry Pi) (0:22) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4706?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit SHARP Memory Display Breakout - 2.7" 400x240 Monochrome (0:47) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4694?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Pimoroni Enviro + FeatherWing - PIM502 (1:21) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4674?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Pimoroni Automation HAT Mini - PIM487 (3:08) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4672?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Pimoroni Scroll HAT Mini for Raspberry Pi - PIM491 (4:13) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4671?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Black Silicone Rubber Ear Saver - 1 Piece (5:44) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4668?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit BME680 - Temperature, Humidity, Pressure and Gas Sensor - STEMMA QT (6:11) https://www.adafruit.com/product/3660?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Make: Magazine - The Rise of Python - Vol 74 (6:49) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4717?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts SparkFun STEMMA QT / Qwiic Mux Breakout - 8 Channel (7:07) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4704?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Pimoroni HAT Hacker HAT - PIM511 (8:19) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4673 Premium Silicone Covered Extension Jumper Wires - 200mm x 40 (9:54) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4635?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit 2.13" Monochrome E-Ink Bonnet for Raspberry Pi - THINK INK (10:51) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4687?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------





Ocean Epoxy Resin Lightbox with RGB LED Matrix Image Scroller
Aug 12 2020 4 mins  
Full tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/ocean-epoxy-resin-lightbox-with-rgb-led-matrix-image-scroller Explore the depths of your own personal ocean. Epoxy resin, alcohol inks, sand, and seashells come together to make a magical luminous ocean experience for your wall or desk. Each piece you create will come out unique, colorful, and beautiful. The electronics assembly is pretty simple - the only soldering you'll need to do is stacking and assembling the Feather and FeatherWing. The LED matrix plugs into the FeatherWing and into the wall using connectors, so doesn't need to be soldered at all. Epoxy resin is tricky by nature. Temperature, humidity, and dust need to be managed with any resin project. However, as resin projects go, I've found this to be about the easiest one I've ever done -- and also the hardest to mess up. Stray bubbles or dust motes in your resin actually add depth and interest to this particular project - more bubbles make the ocean waves look more realistic! And as you'll see, mixing and pouring all the pretty colors is incredibly satisfying. The software and coding requires a little bit of setup if you haven't used CircuitPython before. Once you're set up, you can copy and paste our code and images or dig in and customize with your own artwork. Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------


Lego Neon NeoPixel Sign with CircuitPython
Aug 11 2020 3 mins  
Build a Neon-like sign with NeoPixels and CircuitPython! Make 3D Printed clips and a LEGO compatible base plate to build a light-up Neon sign! Learn Guide https://learn.adafruit.com/lego-neon-sign/ Code on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CircuitPython_LED_Animation/blob/master/examples/led_animation_rainbow_animations.py Adafruit Feather M4 Express https://www.adafruit.com/product/3857 Neon NeoPixel Strips https://www.adafruit.com/product/4310 2200mAh Battery https://www.adafruit.com/product/1781 Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------


Drink Boat
Aug 10 2020
Drink Boat Donovan Smithson https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4547341 CR10S Pro Green PLA 43hr 22mins X:254 Y:244 Z:149mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 60C 80g 50mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------



#NewProducts 8/6/2020 Feat. Adafruit ST25DV16K I2C RFID EEPROM Breakout - STEMMA QT / Qwiic!
Aug 07 2020 18 mins  
CircuitPython 6 Poster (:038) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4713?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Seeed Wio Terminal (1:18) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4707?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Right Mecanum Wheel - 48mm Diameter - TT Motor or Cross Axle (3:30) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4678?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Left Mecanum Wheel - 48mm Diameter - TT Motor or Cross Axle (3:30) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4679?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ESP-PSRAM64H Chip - 64 Mbit Serial Pseudo SRAM - 3.3V 133 MHz (5:34) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4677?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Clear Acrylic Enclosure + Hardware Kit for Adafruit CLUE (6:26) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4675?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts HDMI Input to USB 2.0 Video Capture Adapter (7:40) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4669?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adult PM2.5 Filtering Face Mask With 4 Filter Inserts - Black (9:13) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4628?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit TDK InvenSense ICM-20948 9-DoF IMU (MPU-9250 Upgrade) - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (10:16) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4554?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Strain Gauge Load Cell - 4 Wires - 20Kg (11:49) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4543?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Monochrome 0.96" 128x64 OLED Graphic Display - STEMMA QT(14:02) https://www.adafruit.com/product/326?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit ST25DV16K I2C RFID EEPROM Breakout - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (15:35) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4701?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------


EYE on NPI - Display Visions DOGS102N-6 Display
Aug 07 2020 5 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI is going to the dogs ... Display Visions DOG Mini Graphic LCDs! (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/e/electronic-assembly-gmbh/compact-low-power-mini-graphic-lcd) You know we can't resist checking out new displays - we've always loved adding graphical interfaces to our projects and products. From the Digi-Key highlights page: DISPLAY VISIONS' EA-DOGS102 series graphic LCDs are available in an FSTN positive transflective, STN negative transmissive, and FSTN positive reflective version. These displays have a 2.54 mm pitch and can be soldered directly or plugged into socket strips. Therefore, cumbersome gluing procedures, the need for designing a special mounting device, and error-prone cable connections that may lose contact are no longer a concern. This LCD family was designed for use in German industry and will have an availability of 15+ years. The extremely efficient ratio of external dimensions to the active display area helps in designing very compact devices. Furthermore, its low-power use [single supply 2.5 V to 3.3 V (typically 250 µA)] makes it ideal for handheld applications. We've seen some DOG displays before, they were used in the Pimoroni Display-o-Tron HAT (https://www.adafruit.com/product/2694) - you can tell these by their distinctive mounting style. Unlike common LCD modules which are pretty chunky (https://www.adafruit.com/product/1447), these are slim and svelte with direct mounting pins that are bonded onto the LCD glass so you can selective solder them without extra hand-labor. Note that they don't come with back-lights by default - so if you want back-lighting you'll need to get separate LED modules. (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/display-visions/EA-LED39X41-W/1481-1152-ND/4896791). These LCD's also don't have built in touch-screens, but you can get a resistive overlay to use like any other resistive touchscreen (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/display-visions/EA-TOUCH102-1/1481-1201-ND/4896840) These displays happen to have a UC1701 controller chip, for which we found a couple easy-to-use Arduino code libraries. (https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=008830049033802121810%3Azgsyidwem5w&q=uc1701) We loaded one of the u8g2 examples onto an ItsyBitsy and had it displaying in a few minutes! You just need SPI plus a few controller pins - no high voltage booster required. There's a few options for display type, If you're not sure of which one you want, there's a little simulator application available from the EA website (https://www.lcd-module.com/treiber-tools-updates/tools.html) that lets you select different types (e.g. blue dye, black+white transflective) and backlight LEDs. There's also a few demo graphics you can use to gauge what text and graphics will look like on the display. You can pick up these slim and easy-to-use displays at Digi-Key today for quick integration into your product (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/display-visions/EA-DOGS102N-6/1481-1093-ND/4896732)









MIDI Solenoid Drum Kit
Aug 04 2020 2 mins  
Build a MIDI drum kit using solenoids and CircuitPython! 3D print parts to create a solenoid driven mallet to trigger snare drums, cymbals and much more! Use the Adafruit Feather M4 and ULN2803A darlington driver to create your own custom USB MIDI percussion ensemble. Learn Guide https://learn.adafruit.com/midi-solenoid-drum-kit/ Code on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/blob/master/MIDI_Solenoid_Drum_Kit/code.py Adafruit Feather M4 Express https://www.adafruit.com/product/3857 12v Solenoids https://www.adafruit.com/product/413 Half size Perma-Proto https://www.adafruit.com/product/1609 ULN2803A Darlington Driver https://www.adafruit.com/product/970 DC barrel jack https://www.adafruit.com/product/610 2.1mm DC Plug https://www.adafruit.com/product/2788 12V 5A power supply https://www.adafruit.com/product/352 Feather Header Kit https://www.adafruit.com/product/2886 Mini Toggle Switch https://www.adafruit.com/product/3221 Fully Reversible USB Cable https://www.adafruit.com/product/4111 10-wire ribbon cable https://www.adafruit.com/product/3890 Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------

Maker Update 190: Keyed In
Aug 04 2020 9 mins  
Keyed In [Maker Update #190] *Adafruit Edition* This month on Maker Update: a beacon for lost keys, a peek inside Adabox 15, spooky pianos, gaming with neopixels, more pins per pin, and a single purpose keyboard. Show Notes -=Project of the Month=- Key Proximity Tracker https://learn.adafruit.com/bluetooth-restroom-key-proximity-tracker -=News=- Adafruit Sponsoring CircuitPython day https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/07/22/new-guide-circuitpython-day-2020-countdown-clock-with-pyportal-and-circuitpython-adafruitlearningsystem-adafruit/ AdaBox 015 https://learn.adafruit.com/adabox015 Subscribe to Adabox https://www.adafruit.com/adabox_get_started -=Adafruit Projects=- Glowing Capacitive Touch Piano https://learn.adafruit.com/glowing-bottle-castle-and-capacitive-touch-piano Pixel Chase Game https://learn.adafruit.com/pixel-chase-game Lucio Blaser 2020 edition https://learn.adafruit.com/lucio-blaster-2020-circuitpython-advanced-prop-making -=Contributed Projects=- PyPortal Roku Remote https://learn.adafruit.com/pyportal-roku-remote -=Tools/Tips=- Vote Keyboard https://learn.adafruit.com/vote-keyboard Perma-Proto Feather Case https://learn.adafruit.com/permaproto-feather-case 74HC595 Shift Register https://learn.adafruit.com/74hc595 -=Product Spotlight=- Fingerprint Sensor https://www.adafruit.com/product/4651 --------- #makerupdate Maker Update is a weekly video series covering news, projects, tips, and events that interest the maker and DIY community. TAGS: Proximity, Tracker, Bluetooth, CircuitPython, Touch, Piano, Pixel Chase, Game, Roku, PyPortal, Lucio, Blaster, Overwatch, Shift Register, Keyboard, Fingerprint, DIY, Maker, Electronics, Project, Soldering, Robotics, Microcontroller, Code, CircuitPython, Making,Inventing, Python, Hardware, Adafruit, 3D Printing, computer, design, fabrication, circuits, Learning, STEM, STEAM, program, Engineering, Programming, Engineer, Interaction, Interface, Tools Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/


Cube Puzzle
Aug 03 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Fidget Cube Puzzle DerFloh89 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4246261 CR10S Pro Silver PLA 2hr 30mins X:154 Y:180 Z:34mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 60C 2g 50mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------




EYE on NPI - TDK InvenSense SmartBug Multi-Sensor Wireless Module
Jul 31 2020 10 mins  
This week's EYE ON NPI is buggin' out - with TDK Invensense's SmartBug Multi-Sensor Wireless Module! (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/i/invensense/smartbug-multi-sensor-wireless-module) Much like our recent product, the Adafruit CLUE (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4500) we're seeing more and more chip companies create 'showcase' hardware boards with a large number of sensors, and a wireless setup for quick demos. TDK did a particularly nice job on this one, its both adorable and powerful! From the product description page: (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/i/invensense/smartbug-multi-sensor-wireless-module) This module combines six sensors, a powerful wireless (BLE) MCU, seven algorithm-driven features, and a rechargeable battery all in a small ladybug enclosure. It also comes with the option of an add-on board that includes a Wi-Fi module, an SD card slot, and an ultrasonic sensor from TDK. It is the go-to module for quick and easy access to reliable and smart sensor data. The data from each sensor and algorithm can be accessed out-of-box without the need for any programming, soldering, or extra modifications. This makes it a perfect catalyst for IoT product developers, algorithm developers, and sensor data enthusiasts to better understand real application signatures, environment variations, and multi-sensor/algorithm behaviors. I like that they went with a cute shape for this board, its a plastic ladybug, but is easy to open up with only 3 simple screws. Inside is a custom PCB with micro USB power/data, a Nordic nRF52840, 290mAh battery, and a whole mess-load of sensors. There's also an expansion port on the side, which you can use to plug in more sensors like a ToF range finder, two buttons, SD card storage and an ESP32 WiFi module. (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/tdk-invensense/MD-42688-P-XB/1428-MD-42688-P-XB-ND/12525334) The nRF52840 is the main processor, and provides the sensor connectivity, USB interface and of course Bluetooth LE - its one of our favorite processors, and hey it could be reprogrammed to run CircuitPython which would be super cool if someone made a board definition..hint, hint. In the SmartBug is 5 sensors that cover motion and environment: ICM-42688 triple axis accelerometer plus gyroscope (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/tdk-invensense/ICM-42688-P/1428-ICM-42688-PCT-ND/11679713) ICP-10101 barometric pressure (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/tdk-invensense/ICP-10101/1428-1143-1-ND/9555755) AK09940 triple-axis magnetometer (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/akm-semiconductor-inc/AK09940/974-1191-1-ND/10231690) SHTC3 humidity + temperature sensor (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/sensirion-ag/SHTC3/1649-1100-1-ND/8628149), The real star quality of this product is the surprisingly well-done Windows 10 application. As you may know, Windows 10 added native BLE support, so it's possible to write desktop apps to communicate with sensors. You can find the app in the app store, so there's no popups warning you about running unknown apps. Once installed, you can run it, select BLE as the transport and connect in a jiffy. The app has many nice features. The plotter is the first one we tried. It's exactly how you'd imagine, with selectable data rates - you can have multiple sensors at once. Next we tried the activity monitor - this one implements tap detection, plus pedometer/activity sensing using the IMU. What's nice is that since this board is wireless you can put it in your pocket to test the pedometer! Finally, we looked at the HVAC demo that uses the pressure sensor to detect when filters in an AC unit need replacing. I liked the realistic product demos here, for example I didn't realize that was a use case for pressure sensors. TDK / InvenSense is famous for their IMU's - they're used in a wide range of motion-activated video game systems and VR such as the Nintendo Wii and Oculus Rift. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InvenSense) So it's no surprise they have a really sweet IMU demo showing of their fusion algorithms. These are now often built into the chips themselves, running a proprietary Kalman-like filter that will spit out quaternions or Euler angles. Again, this is a great demonstration of the wireless connectivity - you can pick up the ladybug and twist and twirl it around to see the rock-stable fusion output. All in all, it's a nice bit of kit, at a good price! You can pick up a SmartBug at Digi-Key today, they have plenty of stock, and will ship it to you same day (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/tdk-invensense/MD-42688-P/1428-MD-42688-P-ND/12525336) ------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/














Finger Copter
Jul 27 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Pull Copter Finger Ring agepbiz https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/35410-pull-copter-finger-ring CR10S Pro Purple PLA 1hr 28mins X:200 Y:180 Z:25mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 60C 10g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit




EYE on NPI - Amphenol ZTP-148SRC1 Thermal Sensor
Jul 23 2020 9 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI focuses in on Infrared thermal sensing, a very 'hot' market right now (ha ha). Amphenol has just released a new low cost IR temperature sensor that is optimized for human temperature reading - the ZTP-148SRC1 (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/a/amphenol-advanced-sensors/ztp-148src1-non-contact-ir-temperature-sensor). Since one of the symptoms of Covid is fever, chances are you have gone to an office or store and had someone take your temperature using one of these very handy 'non contact' temperature sensors. (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4584) Unlike your classic glass or digital thermometers, these can give an instant reading, and no need to prod in someone's mouth or armpit. They're a little more complex, and cost more - but for rapid temperature taking, nothing compares! These non-contact thermometers all consist of the same setup: an infrared temperature element, analog circuitry, microcontroller to read the analog signals and compute the temperature, LED or LCD display to show the measured temperature. For the last few months, its been nearly impossible to locate infrared temperature elements - either single or matrix style - they were immediately purchased as the demand for non-contact thermometers and thermal cameras skyrocketed. We were consigned to the quoted 50 week lead times until we saw this NPI on Digi-Key for a very low cost analog IR sensor with over 30K pieces in stock! (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/amphenol-advanced-sensors/ZTP-148SRC1/45-ZTP-148SRC1-ND/12471481) The idea behind these sensors is pretty simple. Every object in this world emits infrared energy as it heats up, and the infrared wavelength and magnitude change depending on the heat. The sensors contain a thermopile, a silicon sensor that increases in milli-voltage as more infrared energy is absorbed. Point the sensor at the object and it will measure that IR light, and with a little math and calibration we can back-calculate the temperature of the object. We use the same technique to measure the temperature of distant stars, pretty cool! These sensors come in a cross-compatible package and configuration, although the packaging size may vary. They're in a metal tin with 4 leads. There are some more expensive sensors that contain a microcontroller with I2C control, and these pins would be power/ground/data/clock. However, these lower cost sensors are purely analog devices. Two pins are connected to a thermistor that is inside the can. The thermistor is used to compensate and correct for the internal temperature of the IR sensing element. The other two pins are for the thermopile, which is the actual infrared sensing element. The top of the cap is open and has a very thin layer of silicon glass which is transparent to Infrared but will block other light so you're only measuring what you want. Thermopiles are very sensitive and the voltage generated per degree is measured in tens of microvolts, so you definitely need a good op-amp for amplifying the voltage precisely to a level that is readable. Amphenol provides a schematic you can follow, and we also found tons of example projects and papers online (https://www.instructables.com/id/Thermopile-Sensor/) that use this part that you can follow along. Don't forget you'll also want to do 2-point calibration by pointing your sensor at known-temperature items so you can correct for any offset introduced by the op-amp or ADC. You can pick up as many as your heart desires over at Digi-Key, just search for ZTP-148SRC on digikey.com or visit https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/amphenol-advanced-sensors/ZTP-148SRC1/45-ZTP-148SRC1-ND/12471481 ---------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/






































































EYE on NPI - Alorium Evo M51
Jul 02 2020 11 mins  
This week's EYE ON NPI is a super exciting new Feather board that isn't from us! Alorium's Evo M51 (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/alorium-technology-llc/EVO-M51/2003-EVOM51-ND/11689276) is an FPGA-enhanced embedded module featuring the Microchip SAMD51 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M4 microcontroller alongside an Intel® MAX 10 FPGA. The Evo M51 board conforms to the Adafruit Feather specification for primary pinout, connectivity, and features - so you can use FeatherWings with this board to add WiFi, OLED or TFT displays, and more! This Feather has a SAMD51 as a main microcontroller processor - we like this chip because it has a fast 120MHz Cortex M4 processor with lots of peripherals like I2C, SPI, UART, ADCs, DACs, lots of DMA, etc. Our Feather M4 features this chip, and it's one of our most popular Feathers (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/adafruit-industries-llc/3857/1528-2648-ND/9553567) Alorium squished it down to a BGA package and used the left over space to wire up an Altera/Intel MAX 10 FPGA (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/intel/10M25DAF256I7G/544-3538-ND/5429545) that can be programmed through the SAMD51 using a command line downloader. By using a SAMD51, which we've supported for a while, this board comes automatically with Arduino and CircuitPython support - that makes programming easy and fast. On the other hand, when you need to get speed, connect to peripherals like cameras or HDMI displays, or perform exceptional calculations very fast...the FPGA is there to lend a hand. You can send messages between the EVO and SAMD51 using I2C or 10-bit parallel bus, so you can take advantage of the easy-to-integrate SAMD51 and the powerful-and-customizable FPGA. You get the best of both worlds! Now, in order to pack so much into a Feather format, a few liberties were taken. For example, the classic 12/16 pin headers go to the SAMD51 and are compatible with FeatherWings. Then the FPGA pins are available on a collection of castellated pads. There's a 'EvoTray" add on board that you can solder the EVO M51 to in order to get breakouts for all the castellations. Features Intel MAX 10 FPGA Microchip SAMD51 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 microcontroller 512 KB Flash / 192 KB RAM 2 MB external Flash 55 digital I/Os 21 through-hole/castellated 34 additional castellated-only Six analog inputs Two analog outputs STEMMA QT (QWIIC Compatible) Feather footprint 0.9 inches x 2.2 inches Programmable with Arduino Designed for CircuitPython Alorium is also a digital service provider for Intel/Altera FPGAs (https://www.digikey.com/en/design-services-providers/alorium-technology) so you can hire them to help out with your design or get it optimized for manufacturing. Considering a single MAX10M25 is about $85 (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/intel/10M25DAF256I7G/544-3538-ND/5429545) per, getting an EVO M51 (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/alorium-technology-llc/EVO-M51/2003-EVOM51-ND/11689276) fully assembled AND with a co-processor AND Arduino/CircuitPython support AND video tutorials for $97 - its a great deal. If Digi-Key is out of stock, you can backorder it and they'll get you one ASAP - being an NPI there's not a ton of stock right now. Visit https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/alorium-technology-llc/EVO-M51/2003-EVOM51-ND/11689276 to order your EVO M51 FPGA Feather today! ---------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/















Print in Place Spring PCB Holder
Jun 29 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Print in Place Spring PCB Holder turbo_sunshine https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4445190 CR10S Pro Green PLA 6hrs 59mins X:189 Y:194 Z:75mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 60C 31g 50mm/s ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting ----------------------------------------- Music by Noe Ruiz: http://soundcloud.com/ecken









EYE on NPI - Renesas MRAM
Jun 25 2020 15 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI takes a look at a new kind of memory called MRAM - and some fresh new QSPI memory chips from Renesas that let you try out MRAM for your embedded projects! (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/r/renesas/m1000-m3000-series-mram) Memory and memory management is one of the trickiest challenges for an engineer, when it comes time to optimize power, speed and performance because you bump up against many of the restrictions different types of memory have - and the reason there's so many types of memory is cause there's no one perfect type of memory storage. Just about every microcontroller has two kinds of storage - flash storage and RAM storage. RAM storage is just like the kind you have in your computer - except a few KB usually, instead of GB. RAM storage is pretty expensive, which is why a microcontroller that is only a few bucks has only a few KB. BUT RAM is really fast - you can read and write to any section of RAM within one or two instructions. There's one down-side to this speed - when the microcontroller is reset, or power is lost, the RAM is also lost. For that reason, your microcontroller has the other kind of memory - flash - to store the program itself. Otherwise, your program would just disappear when you unplugged it (not good!). Flash memory is pretty inexpensive, so you usually get much more flash than RAM. Once in a while you also get microcontrollers that have a separate flash memory area, often referred to as EEPROM. Usually this is used for storing configurations, calibrations, identifiers, etc. So normally, you've got non-volatile flash storage for code, volatile RAM storage for running the code, and maybe a smidge of EEPROM. Say you want to build a sensor data logger - you can't store the data in RAM, because you'll lose it when power is lost. You can't safely stick it in flash because that's where your code lives, and EEPROM is way too small. No problem, you can buy external non-volatile flash memory for microcontrollers! Again, for small amounts of storage, say less than 64K you can get low cost I2C EEPROM (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/integrated-circuits-ics/memory/774?k=i2c%20eeprom). There's one big downside though - while these SPI flash chips have great non-volatility, they have an annoying problem that when you want to change data in a block you have to erase that whole block first, then write the new changed data - and a block is 4KB to 16KB! And erasing takes at least a few milliseconds, if not longer. Same with SD cards by the way. THUS this week's EYE on NPI is interesting to us because it introduces a new kind of memory we've never used before - MRAM for magnetic random access memory. Where as flash memory stores memory by saving a bit by storing charge on a MOSFET gate, MRAM stores it on a ferromagnetic particle that can changed from N to S polarity to store 1 or 0. The core of Avalanche’s STT-MRAM cell is a proprietary perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (p-MTJ) element which includes including a magnetic fixed layer, a dielectric barrier layer and a changeable ferromagnetic storage layer. The magnetic orientation of the fixed layer is fixed during the manufacturing process. During a programming operation, the magnetic orientation of the storage layer is electrically switched from a parallel state (low resistance state “0”) to an antiparallel state (high resistance state “1”), or vice versa, depending on the current direction through the p-MTJ element. Two distinct resistance states can thus be realized for data storage and sensing. The structure of the p-MTJ element can be tailored for different performance specs and application needs. (http://www.avalanche-technology.com/technology/mram-technology/) What's nice is that every bit/byte can be written or read at any time, no block erases, no delays! You can drive these chips with SPI or QSPI at 100+MHz and down to 1.8V. These chips will be more expensive than NV SRAM or FLASH, but when you need fast writes and reads without waits, these are a great option. Another nice bonus with MRAM is that it is naturally less susceptible to radiation bit-flips - something that folks working on cubesats are super experienced with as a bane of their existence - you send a microcontroller into LEO and the flash memory gets corrupted by high energy particles. While this part is not specifically rad-hard or space-ready, for DIY experimentation, its way way less expensive than official aerospace devices - as seen in the PyCubed dev board (https://circuitpython.org/board/pycubed_mram/) These chips are pin-compatible with most other SPI flash you may have designed in, so it's easy to try out MRAM! Check out the chips on Digi-Key available in 8-SOIC package for easy prototyping! https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=800-M30082040054X0IWAY-ND%20
















Print in Place Geared Lock Safe
Jun 22 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Print in Place Geared Lock Safe DNA Designs https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4460465 CR10S Pro Pink PLA 13hrs 50mins X:187 Y:187 Z:69mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 70C 85g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit ----------------------------------------- Music by Collin Cunningham https://soundcloud.com/collinmel Music by Noe Ruiz: http://soundcloud.com/ecken



EYE on NPI - TMC2226-SA Ultra-Silent Stepper Motor Driver
Jun 18 2020 9 mins  
This week on EYE on NPI, folks who have wanted us to cover more motor controllers will see we're taking a STEP in the right DIRECTION with the TMC2226-SA Ultra-Silent Stepper Motor Driver with Step/Direction (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/t/trinamic/tmc2226-sa-ultra-silent-stepper-motor-driver). There's a lot of makers of stepper motor drivers these days - which means that companies are innovating a lot to stay ahead of the competition. Trinamic's stepper drivers have some interesting features we haven't seen in other drivers. And the price is good too! Only about $1.60 in quantity. For folks who have used Trinamics before, the new TMC2226 has a larger TSSOP package with heat dissipation thermal pad, much lower RdsOn LS 170mΩ & HS 170mΩ (compare to TMC2208's LS 280mΩ & HS 290mΩ) so that it can handle 2.8A current peak & 2A RMS (compare to TMC2208's 2A peak & 1.4A RMS) so this will be a very nice upgrade for CNC machines that need more drive! The big thing Trinamic promotes with their stepper technology is their "StealthChop2" silent motor operation. Those who have played with stepper motors know that once you start microstepping them to get more precision, you also can get some interesting squeaks. That's because the frequencies used to microstep cause the motor coils vibrate to vibrate in the audible 20-20KHz range. These drivers change around the chopping frequency to keep the motor silent - They even have a cool "No Loud Stepper" icon! The next big unique thing about this chip family is that there are three modes you can use with this driver. The first one is 'legacy step/dir mode'. Nearly all stepper drivers have the same compatible-ish interface. You have a few power pins, a few ground pins, two to four pins for setting the microsteps-per-step, maybe some current feedback pins, and a DIR pin for direction and STEP pin that is toggled to step the motor forward or backward. The same is available on this chip, each step can be a fullstep or a microstep, in which there are 8, 16, 32, 64 microsteps per toggle. If you have an existing CNC design that you don't want to rework, then this mode is the easiest - you simply control the gpio with any 3 or 5V logic microcontroller The second mode is an 'assisted step/dir mode' that uses internal one-time-programmable EEPROM to set up custom configurations such as turning on the internal sense resistors instead of using external ones in the OTP. The EEPROM is programmed over UART which we'll chat about next. The third mode is most interesting, there's a hardware simplex UART connection for register you can use to control up to 4 motor drivers. There's a 2-pin addressing scheme so you can use the same UART for all 4 chips. This way you can set and read all sorts of registers such as doubling up the step detection so you get a step on rising and falling edge instead of per pulse, detecting a stalled motor, or changing the over-temperature protection thresholds. You can even do things like trigger multiple steps in a row with a given velocity in a free-run mode so you don't need to trigger the step pin at all. With high-current capability, wide voltage range, 8/16/32/64 microstepping, and all these nice extras at the same price as the competition, this chip makes for a great driver for your mechatronic project or product! To help you get started, Trinamic has published ready-to-go KiCad dev board files. This is a rarity: usually you don't get an open source layout tool files. (https://www.trinamic.com/support/eval-kits/details/tmc2226-bob/) Digi-Key has a whole bunch of these fresh NEW products in stock right now - Go to https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/trinamic-motion-control-gmbh/TMC2226-SA-T/1460-TMC2226-SA-T-ND/12168610 or search on Digi-Key for 1460-TMC2226-SA-T-ND to purchase them today! ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/



New Products 6/17/20 featuring Adafruit Sensirion SHTC3 Temperature & Humidity Sensor!
Jun 18 2020 6 mins  
Circuit Playground Express - Black Girls CODE (0:06) https://www.adafruit.com/product/2599?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts DE-9 (DB-9) Female Socket to Terminal Spring Block Adapter (1:11) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4510?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts DE-9 (DB-9) Male Plug to Terminal Spring Block Adapter (1:11) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4512?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts RJ-45 Ethernet Female Socket to Terminal Spring Block Adapter (3:03) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4511?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit 9-DOF LSM9DS1 Breakout Board - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (3:43) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4634?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit Sensirion SHTC3 Temperature & Humidity Sensor - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (5:22) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4636?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------












RGB Matrix Slot Machine
Jun 16 2020 2 mins  
This features emojis from Circuit Playground and works just like a fruit style slot machine. The handle is 3D printed and features a print-in-place spring loaded mechanism. The display is powered by an Adafruit Feather and the RGB Matrix FeatherWing. It also has a speaker and amp for playing MP3s. Using CircuitPython you can quickly show text, bitmaps, and animations on a number of different RGB Matrices. Learn Guides https://learn.adafruit.com/rgb-matrix-slot-machine/ https://learn.adafruit.com/rgb-led-matrices-matrix-panels-with-circuitpython/example-adafruit-machine Code on Github https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/blob/master/CircuitPython_RGBMatrix/fruit.py 32x64 RGB Matrix Display https://www.adafruit.com/product/2278 RGB Matrix FeatherWing https://www.adafruit.com/product/3036 Feather M4 Express https://www.adafruit.com/product/3857 PAM8302 Amp https://www.adafruit.com/product/2130 3W Speaker https://www.adafruit.com/product/3968 5V 4A Power Supply https://www.adafruit.com/product/1466 Slim Button Switch https://www.adafruit.com/product/1489 10 Wire Silicon Ribbon Cable https://www.adafruit.com/product/3890 Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------



Star Wars Rogue One Trooper
Jun 15 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Rogue One Trooper Geoff.W https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1904115 CR10S Pro Pink PLA 80hrs 35mins X:300 Y:300 Z:220mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 70C 584g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting ----------------------------------------- Music by Noe Ruiz: http://soundcloud.com/ecken







EYE on NPI - Power-Only USB Type-C(R) Receptacle
Jun 11 2020 5 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI features a product I've been looking for - a USB Type C connector that is designed for power-only applications. CUI just released one, with a nice SMT/THM mixed package that's easy to solder and rework... and the price is nice! (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/c/cui-devices/power-only-usb-type-c-receptacle) (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/cui-devices/UJC-HP-3-SMT-TR/2223-UJC-HP-3-SMT-CT-ND/12173367) As an ideal solution for power only applications, CUI Devices’ UJC-HP-3-SMT-TR is a 6-pin USB Type-C receptacle delivering up to 60 W of power with a 3 A current rating and 20 VDC voltage rating. Housed in a surface-mount package, this USB Type-C connector removes the data transfer pins to create a more cost-effective option for designs where power or charging is the sole function. The UJC-HP-3-SMT-TR is further compatible with standard USB Type-C plugs, taking the accessibility and simplified design integration of the widely adopted Type-C connection and applying it to power-only applications. USB Type C is a very capable & advanced interconnect system that has connector, cable, signal and software specifications. USB C is defined by a specific shape of USB connector and was designed to take that universality a step further by being the one connector for almost anything including data, power/charging, video and audio. The connector is also reversible, it has no up or down orientation! While USB C does make some things a lot easier, there is also lots of confusion and uncertainty surrounding it. There are different voltages and current limits, and a TON of pins - XKCD even made fun of the complex Type C pinout in a recent comic (https://xkcd.com/2317) For most folks who have only recently gotten a handle on the complexities of USB with 4 pins and differential signaling, the 24 pins of Type C can be a little scary. The connectors are also significantly more expensive and difficult to solder - 24 pins in a reversible case is a lot of pins! For example here is a full-pin version of the same connector style (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/molex/1054500101/WM12856CT-ND/5843891) Its about $1.25 in quantity and has pins underneath the connector! Now compare that to this connector (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/cui-devices/UJC-HP-3-SMT-TR/2223-UJC-HP-3-SMT-CT-ND/12173367) which is under $0.50 in quantity. That's a big BOM cost change! Of course, its less expensive because of the simpler contact structure - that trade-off means you can only use this connector for power applications, there are no USB data lines at all! The only lines that are available are VBUS, GND, and the CC1 and CC2 lines. Don't leave those CC lines floating! They are required for setting the voltage/current draw of the sink. Use two 5.1K resistors from each pin to ground to indicate a 5V. A common misunderstanding is that you can use one resistor - nope! This way the device clearly defines itself as a 5V sink. You can pick these fine connectors by the reel-full over at Digi-Key - search for part number 2223-UJC-HP-3-SMT-CT-ND (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/cui-devices/UJC-HP-3-SMT-TR/2223-UJC-HP-3-SMT-CT-ND/12173367) Visit the Adafruit Shop, back open! https://www.adafruit.com/ LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/



New Products 6/10/20 featuring Adafruit AHT20 - Temperature & Humidity Sensor Breakout Board!
Jun 11 2020 14 mins  
ESP32-S2-WROVER Module - 4 MB flash and 2 MB PSRAM (0:08) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4653 Digilent Analog Discovery 2 USB Oscilloscope and Logic Analyzer (2:00) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4652 Adafruit LPS22 Pressure Sensor - STEMMA QT / Qwiic - LPS22HB (4:46) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4633 Adafruit LIS331 Triple-Axis Wide-Range ±24g Accelerometer - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (6:17) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4626 Copper Foil Sheet with Conductive Adhesive - 12" x12" Sheet (7:48) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4607 Raspberry Pi 4 Model B - 8 GB RAM (8:35) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4564 Adafruit Soft Flexible Wire NeoPixel Strand - 50 NeoPixels (10:03) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4560 Pre-Cut Multi-Colored Heat Shrink Pack Kit - 280 pcs (12:13) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4559 Adafruit AHT20 - Temperature & Humidity Sensor Breakout Board - STEMMA QT / Qwiic (12:46) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4566 ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------





3D Hangouts – Python Cameras and Tuners
Jun 10 2020 62 mins  
Black Lives Matter on Adafruit https://www.adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter/ PyPortal Guitar Tuner Learn Guide https://learn.adafruit.com/pyportal-guitar-tuner PyPortal Guitar Tuner on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3Dv8U8P0iCo Fusion 360 Share Link https://a360.co/2XHthEY Adafruit PyPortal https://www.adafruit.com/products/4116 Mini Oval Speaker https://www.adafruit.com/product/3923 M2.5 Hardware Kit https://www.adafruit.com/product/3299 Fully reversible micro USB cable https://www.adafruit.com/product/4111 Pi HQ Camera Learn Guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-hq-camera-case/ Pi HQ Camera on YouTube: https://youtu.be/g107_ErFv9k Fusion 360 Share Link https://a360.co/36TT8MJ CAD files on Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4420496 CAD files on Prusa Printers https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/32718-raspberry-pi-hq-camera-case 3D Model – Raspberry Pi 4 https://grabcad.com/library/raspberry-pi-4-model-b-1 3D Model – Pi HQ Camera https://grabcad.com/library/raspberry-pi-hq-camera-2 Raspberry Pi 4 https://www.adafruit.com/product/4296 Raspberry Pi HQ Camera https://www.adafruit.com/product/4561 5.1 3A Power Supply https://www.adafruit.com/product/4298 M2.5 black nylon hardware https://www.adafruit.com/product/3299 35mm 1.6f C-mount lens https://amzn.to/3dlKUiY micro HDMI cable https://www.adafruit.com/product/1322 ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------










EYE ON NPI - u-blox C099-F9P Application Board for ZED-F9P GNSS RTK Module
Jun 08 2020 16 mins  
This weeks' EYE on NPI is more like EYE to the SKY, as we feature u-blox's low cost GNSS RTK eval/application boards. Digi-Key has plenty of stock of u-blox ZED-F9P eval boards (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/u/u-blox/c099-f9p-application-board), which are a fully-featured RTK application boards with a GNSS RTK module, WiFi module, Arduino-compatible headers, multiple power options including LiPoly charging, and easy-to-use configuration software. The price is under $250, bringing a multi-node RTK setup within many engineer's budgets. (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/u-blox/C099-F9P-2/672-1110-ND/9817935) RTK is a pretty interesting technology that has developed over the last few years, but even we had to do some research to understand it. GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satelite System, which for most people is synonymous with GPS - the American GNSS. There are some other, newer, GNSS's like GLONASS (Russian) and Galileo (EU). Now, GPS and GNSS receivers are super common and inexpensive, you can pick up a fully-integrated GPS module like the SAM-M8Q (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/u-blox/SAM-M8Q-0-10/672-1054-2-ND/7393574) for about $13, it even comes with an tuned path antenna. These little receivers work very well for outdoor location identification, and they work anywhere in the world. There is one drawback that folks bump into when using GNSS - and that is the precision of location. Even if you are in the middle of a field, and you've got a perfect view of the clear sky, GNSS accuracy is around 3 meters / 10 feet. Which is pretty good for a $13 module, and for general navigation and asset tracking, 10 feet is a fair tradeoff. For some applications, like autonomous cars or agricultural equipment, surveying, or drones - 10 feet won't cut it. If the location is jumping around, it could cause the machinery to veer off course, smashing into a building or cliff or human! For these high-tech use cases, we need to boost the GPS accuracy and precision, which we can do by adding RTK. RTK stands for Real Time Kinematics, a way of precisely determining location and orientation ... in real time! How it works is pretty amazing. We already know how GNSS works - by getting timecoded signals from 3 or more satellites that circle the globe and comparing the time code deltas, we can triangulate where were are approximately on earth. Now say we have two GNSS receivers somewhat close to each other, say within a mile. Each one is going to receive pretty similar signals, and will see the same satellites. The receivers can then perform calculations on the phase of the same signal they received, and compare the differences between them. The differences will be incredibly slight, and the measurement requires good quality sensing, because we're measuring the signal of a 1.5GHz transmission from literally space. That precision sensing is why the price of RTK has historically been in the thousands of $ to get a setup, especially since you need one base station and one+ rovers. Thanks to u-blox's engineering and market skill, they've gotten a full development kit that can be used as a standalone base station or rover for under $250! (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/u-blox/C099-F9P-2/672-1110-ND/9817935) But, if you're aware of how to best use RTK, there's some amazing use cases that have been waiting for this kind of precision orientation and tracking capability. So, if you've ever wanted to play with RTK, there's no better application board to start with, and you can pick one up today at Digi-Key, just search for 672-1110-ND on digikey.com Don't forget you'll need two boards (unless there happens to be a public RTK base station somewhere nearby you). Then, once you're ready to integrate the ZED-F9P into your development platform, you can pick modules up at Digi-Key as well! (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/u-blox/ZED-F9P-00B-02/672-1212-1-ND/9990023) #EyeOnNPI #Adafruit #DigiKey @Digi-Key @u-blox


Raspberry Pi HQ Camera C Mount to EF Adapter
Jun 08 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! C Mount to EF Adapter Joseph Waters https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4425290 CR10S Pro Black PLA 02hrs 18mins X:181 Y:180 Z:30mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 70C 12g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit






Maker Update 179: Symphony of Solenoids
Jun 02 2020 7 mins  
Symphony of Solenoids - Maker Update #179 Adafruit Edition This month on Maker Update: A Robot Xylophone, Adafruit is Open for Business, Painting with Light, Teletyping with Clue, Texting with Blinka, and the BBC MicroBit grows a tail. Get Maker Update weekly emails (w/bonus links!) http://eepurl.com/cCJF21 Show Notes [Maker Update #179 Adafruit Edition] -=Project of the Month=- Wireless BLE MIDI Robot Xylophone by Liz Clark https://learn.adafruit.com/wireless-ble-midi-robot-xylophone -=News=- Adafruit is Open and Shipping All Orders https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/05/26/adafruit-is-open-safely-and-shipping-all-orders/ -=Adafruit Projects=- Clue Teletype Transmitter by John Park https://learn.adafruit.com/clue-teletype-transmitter Clue Light Paintstick by Phillip Burgess https://learn.adafruit.com/clue-light-paintstick Textable Sensor with FONA and CircuitPython by Brent Rubell https://learn.adafruit.com/textable-sensor-with-fona-and-circuitpython/overview -=Contributed Projects=- Clue Metal Detector by Kevin Walters https://learn.adafruit.com/clue-metal-detector-circuitpython -=Tools/Tips=- Mouse and Keyboard Control Using TinyUSB and BLE https://learn.adafruit.com/mouse-and-keyboard-control-using-tinyusb-and-ble Cellular Data for CircuitPython with FONA https://learn.adafruit.com/cellular-data-for-circuitpython-with-fona Adafruit Protomatter RGB Matrix Library https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-protomatter-rgb-matrix-library/overview -=Product Spotlight=- Adafruit Dragontail for Microbit https://www.adafruit.com/product/3695 ---- #makerupdate Maker Update is a weekly video series covering news, projects, tips, and events that interest the maker and DIY community. Find more online: Blog: http://makerprojectlab.com Facebook: http://fb.me/makerprojectlab Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makerprojectlab/ ---- TAGS: BLE, MIDI, Xylophone, Clue, Sensor,LED, Neopixels, Microbit, DIY,Maker,Electronics,Project,Soldering,Robotics,Microcontroller,Code,CircuitPython,Arduino,Making,Inventing,Python,Hardware,Adafruit, 3D Printing, Events, computer, design, fabrication, circuits, Learning, STEM, STEAM, program, Engineering, Programming, Engineer, Interaction, Interface, Tools Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------



Mini Vise
Jun 01 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Rotating Vise V shape jaws revsin https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4364584 CR10S Pro Marble PLA 04hrs 40mins X:224 Y:180 Z:70mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 70C 80g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit




EYE ON NPI - MOLEX Cable Creator
May 28 2020 14 mins  
We've spend a lot of EYE ON NPI weeks on the niftiest sensors, microcontrollers, and wireless eval boards. But every engineer knows that your design can have the coolest tech in it, and then fail because of a bad mechanical connection. Cabling and connectors are not as sexy as a Bluetooth chip, but they are essential to any design - and a poor quality cable may not fail for weeks or months, bringing the whole product down for want of a single bad crimp! That's why we were psyched to see this new service from Digi-Key and Molex (a juggernaut in the connector industry!) called Molex Custom Cable Creator. (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/m/molex/custom-cable-creator). This is awesome because there's a frustrating 'dead zone' in cable needs, where you can't use an off the shelf cable, and you're not ready to have a cable factory make 10,000 pieces. Even for only a single cable, crimping and crafting cables is a challenge (say that 5 times fast!). You have to have the right crimp tool, which can be surprisingly expensive and difficult to use, and you have to be super careful not to nick the wires - where strain can build and crack the wire when moved. The Molex Cable Creator allows users to choose from many different product connector families, circuit sizes, wire gauges, UL styles, cable lengths and more. To meet the needs of unique applications, the proprietary pinout configurator provides options to select individual connections and wire color. Popular Molex series like Pico Blade, Micro-Fit, Mini-Fit, Milli-Grid, Pico Clasp, Nano-Fit, Ultra-Fit, KK 254, DuraClik, Mega-Fit, Clikmate and so many more Custom Cables can be created by your request. The new Custom Cable Creator is a revolutionary tool poised to dramatically help wiring harness designers develop solutions to meet their exact needs. The amount of customization now available, customers can easily design their own pinout for the wires and greatly simplify cable routing and management. Let's go through the process ourselves. First up visit the Custom Cable Creator here (https://www.molex.com/molex/custom-cable-creator/digikey/) We're going to make a matching connector for a barcode scanner we stock on Adafruit (https://www.adafruit.com/product/1203). The scanner connects using an 11 pin Molex cable with PicoBlade connector - 1.25mm pitch. Start by selecting the Side A connector, there's over a dozen choices from 6.7mm pitch down to 1.0mm pitch. We picked PicoBlade 1.25mm. Then select the number of rows and circuits - in this case single row, 11 circuits. You can pick the cable end type, either receptacle or plug. In this case we want a receptacle so it plugs into the scanner. The image will update based on your choice so you have a good sense of what you've got selected! Next, pick the cable length and wire gauge. I want a cable about 6" long, that's 150mm. The scanner doesn't draw a lot of power so 28 AWG is fine, that will make it flexible. Onto the other side of the cable - since the wire gauge was set in the previous step, you can't go with any connector you please - only some will let you connect the gauge wires. Another option is...no connector! Say you want to solder this to a perfboard, choose "Single ended" to get bare wires at the end. In this case, I want to connect the 4 USB pin wires to my single board computer. The connector will fit into 0.1" header so I choose KK 254 which gives me a 0.1" receptacle at the end. In this case I want 4 circuits for the 4 data pins Here is also where you pick pinout configuration and cable colors. Since we're only using 4 wires, we want to make sure they're inserted into the right slots. In this case, we'll be populating slots 1 through 4. I'll set the colors to match the USB standard, that's always a nice touch. To wrap up, pun intended, we pick the cable bundling or wrap. I would do these for thicker cables, woven braid in particular is my favorite kind of covering! Now we finish placing the order. Cables are super customized so the sample cost won't be automatically calculated. Someone will email you to complete the order and pricing for a sample and then for larger quantities. If you don't need a complex cable, there may be an off-the shelf one available. Check out the cable assemblies category on Digi-Key for a wide range of pre-made cables (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/cable-assemblies/21), we've definitely used the assembled IDC cables for quick inter-board connects. If you're not a fan of wire crimping, you can get pre-crimped wires for standard Molex connectors, in a variety of colors and lengths. (https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=wm12450) The only thing is that you'll get the same crimp on both sides in most cases. That's it! To try it yourself, visit https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/m/molex/custom-cable-creator Visit the Adafruit Shop, back open! https://www.adafruit.com/





















NES Switch Cart Case
May 25 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! NES Switch Cart Case – flyingpurplecow https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4378939 dumbcomputers CR10S Pro Marble PLA 15hrs 30mins X:210 Y:180 Z:132mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 15% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 70C 137g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit






EYE ON NPI: VL53L3CX ToF Sensor
May 21 2020 10 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI is on a super super fresh NPI that we're excited about - the ST VL53L3CX (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/s/stmicroelectronics/vl53l3cx-time-of-flight-ranging-sensor) which is the latest version of the 'micro-LIDAR' sensors from ST. Starting with the VL6180X, and continuing to the VL53L0X and VL53L1X, these sensors are really amazing - they have a tiny laser that emits light and is bounced off nearby objects to determine the distance. The sensor has extra-ordinary timing sensing so it can measure the 'time of flight' between the photos emitted by the laser, and when it arrives bounced back. Thus, they are called "Time of Flight / ToF" sensors. VL53L3CX ToF product from STMicroelectronics embeds ST’s third-generation FlightSense patented technology. It combines a high-performance proximity and ranging sensor with multi-target distance measurements and automatic smudge correction. The miniature reflowable package integrates a single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array and physical infrared filters to achieve the best ranging performance in various ambient lighting conditions, with a wide range of cover glass windows. There's a lot of ways to measure distance - often folks use IR sensors, these bounce Infrared LED light off an object and measure the amount of light detected. These are really inexpensive and simple to use - you just need an analog reading of the phototransistor voltage, but have a few downsides: the readings are not precise distances, the sensor often have short ranges (usually maxing out at 150cm), and the color and reflectivity of the sensed object affects readings. Darker objects absorb more of the IR so seem to be 'farther', this can cause frustration as seen in this popular video showing different folks trying to use a soap dispenser with IR sensing: lighter skin works, darker skin does not trigger the distance sensor. (https://twitter.com/nke_ise/status/897756900753891328). Ultrasonic is another popular distance measurement, but its slower - relying on sound travel - and is very bulky since you need a transducer. You also can't have anything blocking the transducer. As we mentioned, the VL53L3CX is the latest in this family (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/s/stmicroelectronics/vl53l3cx-time-of-flight-ranging-sensor) which started with the VL6180X and has grown since. This new chip is the same size and pinout as the previous VL53Lx chips so it should be an easy update. The nifty new capability in this sensor is that it can now track up to 4 objects distances at a time, instead of a single distance. Here are the specs: Long distance and accurate ranging up to 3 m Excellent short distance linearity ST histogram algorithms allow multi-target distance measurement and cover glass crosstalk immunity beyond 80 cm ST algorithms enable dynamic smudge compensation Very small package for easy integration (single module combining laser emitter, SPAD receiving array, and micro-controller in a reflowable package) Can be hidden behind various cover window material and colors (Creative ID) Not affected by target reflectance, material and color, or unlikely traditional IR proximity sensors These chips are super fresh, but you can use our existing EagleCAD design to create your own eval board. (https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-VL53L0X-ToF-Distance-Sensor-PCB) There's a reel of chips available at Digi-Key for you to purchase right now! You can find them at part number 497-VL53L3CXV0DH-1CT-ND (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/stmicroelectronics/VL53L3CXV0DH-1/497-VL53L3CXV0DH-1CT-ND/11658314) https://www.digikey.com/





New Products 5/20/20 featuring 24-pin eInk / ePaper Extension Cable 0.5mm Pitch - 25cm Long!
May 21 2020 5 mins  
Adafruit PyBadge Starter Kit (0:09) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4623?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit PyBadge Low Cost Starter Kit (0:09) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4624?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Strain Gauge Load Cell - 4 Wires - Various Weights (1:09) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4630?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Strain Gauge Load Cell - 4 Wires - 10Kg (1:09) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4542?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Strain Gauge Load Cell - 4 Wires - 5Kg (1:09) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4541?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Strain Gauge Load Cell - 4 Wires - 1Kg (1:09) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4540?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 24-pin 0.5mm FFC / FPC Extender (3:52) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4524?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 50-pin 0.5mm FFC / FPC Extender (3:52) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4522?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 40-pin 0.5mm FFC / FPC Extender (3:52) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4523?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts 24-pin eInk / ePaper Extension Cable 0.5mm Pitch - 25cm Long (4:48) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4230?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------












Darth Vader Face Mask
May 18 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Darth Vader Face Mask dumbcomputers https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4262205 CR10S Pro Rainbow PLA 07hrs 56mins X:192 Y:204 Z:65mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 15% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 70C 60g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit

From the Desk of Ladyada - The Great Search at Digi-Key: Inductors!
May 18 2020 15 mins  
From the Desk of Ladyada - The Great Search at Digi-Key. A new feature on Desk of Ladyada, we're still searching for the best name :) On our first episode of The Great Search with Digi-Key we go hunting for an inductor! Boost converters are ultra-integrated these days, so other than a few resistors and capacitors, we only need to spec out the power inductor. It's important to pick the right one - small enough to fit on the PCB, with enough current carrying capacity for our boosting, and low DC resistance for high efficiency! Join us as we show how to whittle down the thousands of available inductors to a few choice options. https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/bourns-inc/SRP6540-1R0M/SRP6540-1R0MCT-ND/3986033 https://www.digikey.com/products/en/inductors-coils-chokes/fixed-inductors/71?k=1uH+inductor&k=&pkeyword=1uH+inductor&sv=0&pv46=16612&pv46=16647&pv46=16765&pv46=16769&pv46=16890&pv46=16971&pv46=17116&pv46=17117&pv46=17118&pv46=17312&pv46=17313&pv46=454145&pv46=17314&pv46=17393&pv46=17394&pv46=17501&pv46=17502&pv46=17503&pv46=17673&pv46=17782&pv46=17786&pv46=17862&pv46=17863&pv46=18259&pv46=18324&pv46=18326&pv46=18551&pv46=18955&pv46=19069&pv46=19340&pv46=19479&sf=1&FV=7%7C1%2C69%7C409393%2C80%7C402031%2C1989%7C0%2Cmu1%C2%B5H%7C2087%2C-8%7C71%2Cmu11.5A%7C2088%2Cmu11.65A%7C2088%2Cmu11.8A%7C2088%2Cmu11.9A%7C2088%2Cmu11A%7C2088%2Cmu12.1A%7C2088%2Cmu12.2A%7C2088%2Cmu12.3A%7C2088%2Cmu12.5A%7C2088%2Cmu12.6A%7C2088%2Cmu12.8A%7C2088%2Cmu12A%7C2088%2Cmu13.7A%7C2088%2Cmu13.9A%7C2088%2Cmu13A%7C2088%2Cmu14.4A%7C2088%2Cmu14.5A%7C2088%2Cmu14A%7C2088%2Cmu15.5A%7C2088%2Cmu15.6A%7C2088%2Cmu15.94A%7C2088%2Cmu15A%7C2088%2Cmu16.5A%7C2088%2Cmu16A%7C2088%2Cmu17.3A%7C2088%2Cmu17.5A%7C2088%2Cmu17.6A%7C2088%2Cmu17.9A%7C2088%2Cmu17A%7C2088%2Cmu18.2A%7C2088%2Cmu18.5A%7C2088%2Cmu18A%7C2088%2Cmu19.22A%7C2088%2Cmu19.5A%7C2088%2Cmu19A%7C2088%2Cmu20.3A%7C2088%2Cmu20.8A%7C2088%2Cmu20A%7C2088%2Cmu21.5A%7C2088%2Cmu21.8A%7C2088%2Cmu21A%7C2088%2Cmu22.5A%7C2088%2Cmu22.9A%7C2088%2Cmu22A%7C2088%2Cmu23.5A%7C2088%2Cmu23.6A%7C2088%2Cmu23.9A%7C2088%2Cmu23A%7C2088%2Cmu24A%7C2088%2Cmu25A%7C2088%2Cmu26.7A%7C2088%2Cmu26A%7C2088%2Cmu27.5A%7C2088%2Cmu28.8A%7C2088%2Cmu28A%7C2088%2Cmu29A%7C2088%2Cmu30A%7C2088&quantity=&ColumnSort=0&page=1&pageSize=25 @Digi-Key #digikey #search #adafruit





Fusion 360 Tutorial – PCB Mounting Plates
May 15 2020 34 mins  
In this tutorial we'll take a look at using PCB mounting plates for enclosure designs. We'll dive into four projects and pull out how to use PCB mounts and why they're helpful. Check out the links to the learn guides of the projects featured in this video. Thanks for watching! Download Adafruit 3D Models on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CAD_Parts BLE Buzzy Box https://learn.adafruit.com/ble-buzzy-box PyBadge Thermal Camera https://learn.adafruit.com/pybadge-thermal-camera-case PyPortal Weather Station https://learn.adafruit.com/pyportal-titano-weather-station PyPortal Case https://learn.adafruit.com/pyportal-case 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Milling Monday https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVL48weqeHiu7aw-_sPhCSA Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------



EYE on NPI: TI CC2652RB and CC2652R/CC1352R
May 14 2020 11 mins  
SimpleLink video: https://www.digikey.com/en/videos/t/texas-instruments/simplelink-mcu-platform-sdk-code-portability BAW video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXtsmOmcpdY Product link: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/texas-instruments/CC2652RB1FRGZR/296-CC2652RB1FRGZRCT-ND/11502644 This week's EYE on NPI is a family of fresh wireless microcontrollers from TI that recently got a cute new update. The CC2652RB is the latest addition to the CC2652/CC1352 family, which a cool twist: there's no external crystals required for this 2.4GHz radio, the built in oscillator is temperature compensated and precise enough to keep the radio tuned! (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/t/texas-instruments/cc2652rb-simplelink-wireless-mcu) While researching it, I ended up looking up the rest of the family, so let's introduce them.The CC2652RB is the latest iteration of the CC2652R (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/texas-instruments/CC2652RB1FRGZR/296-CC2652RB1FRGZRCT-ND/11502644), which is the little sister to the CC1352R (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/texas-instruments/CC1352R1F3RGZR/296-CC1352R1F3RGZRCT-ND/10435240). These are part of the TI SimpleLink wireless family of chips - combining a Cortex M4 main processor with a wireless radio subprocessor, in one chip, for ultra-small and ultra-integrated wireless devices. TI has been developing chips in the CC wireless family for years, and they have a substantial segment of the market for WiFi, BLE, ZigBee, sub-GHz, etc. SimpleLink wireless is TI's API/IDE that builds on the MSP43x series of microcontrollers with wireless hardware tacked on so you can reuse the main application code, while changing the underlying protocol and transport. This is handy for IoT products because its common to design a product for WiFi or ZigBee and then release a version that is BLE. We have a video all about IoT protocols and transports if you'd like to familiarize yourself with the design decisions and trade-offs you'll face (https://learn.adafruit.com/alltheiot-transports)Let's check out the deets on this microcontroller set: Texas Instruments' CC2652RB SimpleLink multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless crystal-less MCU with integrated TI bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator technology supporting Thread, Zigbee®, Bluetooth® 5.1 low energy, IEEE 802.15.4, IPv6-enabled smart objects (6LoWPAN), proprietary systems including the TI 15.4-Stack (2.4 GHz), and concurrent multiprotocol operation through the dynamic multiprotocol manager (DMM) software driver. Integrated BAW resonator technology eliminates the need for external crystals without compromising latency or frequency stability. The CC2652RB device is optimized for low-power wireless communication and advanced sensing in building security systems, HVAC systems, medical, power tools, wired networking, portable electronics, home theater and entertainment, and connected peripheral markets. Microcontroller Powerful 48-MHz Arm® Cortex®-M4F processor EEMBC CoreMark® score: 148 352KB of in-system Programmable Flash 256KB ROM for protocols and library functions 8KB Cache SRAM (Alternatively available as general-purpose RAM) 80KB of ultra-low leakage SRAM. The SRAM is protected by parity to ensure high reliability of operation. 2-Pin cJTAG and JTAG debugging Supports Over-the-Air upgrade (OTA) Ultra-low power sensor controller with 4KB of SRAM Sample, store, and process sensor data Operation independent from system CPU Fast wake-up for low-power operation TI-RTOS, drivers, Bootloader, Bluetooth® 5.1 Low Energy Controller, and IEEE 802.15.4 MAC in ROM for optimized application size RoHS-compliant package 7-mm × 7-mm RGZ VQFN48 (31 GPIOs) Peripherals Digital peripherals can be routed to any GPIO 4× 32-bit or 8× 16-bit general-purpose timers 12-Bit ADC, 200 kSamples/s, 8 channels 2× comparators with internal reference DAC (1× continuous time, 1× ultra-low power) Programmable current source 2× UART, 2× SSI (SPI, MICROWIRE, TI), I2C, I2S Real-Time Clock (RTC) AES 128- and 256-bit Crypto Accelerator, ECC and RSA Public Key Hardware Accelerator, SHA2 Accelerator (Full suite up to SHA-512), True Random Number Generator (TRNG) Capacitive sensing, up to 8 channels Integrated temperature and battery monitor The CC2652RB Launchpad eval board is available at 296-LP-CC2652RB-ND (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/rf-if-and-rfid/rf-evaluation-and-development-kits-boards/859?k=CC2652RB) There's a great educational tutorial system called SimpleLink Academy that will take you through setting up the Launchpad as well as teaching you core wireless and BLE concepts! You can pick up the CC2652RB chips themselves from Digi-Key using part number 296-CC2652RB1FRGZRCT-ND (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/texas-instruments/CC2652RB1FRGZR/296-CC2652RB1FRGZRCT-ND/11502644) Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe










How to Solder NeoPixel LEDs for Costumes & Artwork - Beginner Tutorial
May 13 2020 1 mins  
Full Tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/make-it-glow-how-to-solder-neopixels-a-beginners-guide/overview This guide is for beginners who are ready to take the next step in DIY electronics: putting that soldering iron to use to add NeoPixel or other addressable LED lights to your project. You don't have to be able to solder to use NeoPixels! Here is a beginner tutorial that shows how to use NeoPixels with no soldering: https://learn.adafruit.com/make-it-glow-your-first-neopixel-project However, there are times when soldering is really the best option. If you want to use NeoPixel rings, or individual pixels, or create more elaborate or complicated designs with multiple strips, there's really no way to do it without soldering. The good news: it's not as hard as you think! There are a fair number of tools to acquire, but once you've got your station set up, a whole world of creative possibilities will open up for you. In this guide, we'll recommend some tools and equipment that every DIY electronics maker should have in their workshop. Then, we'll go over the techniques and skills needed to get a good solder connection, and how to secure your connections it so they are sturdy and reliable. Finally, we'll cover some techniques for repairing broken strips, and troubleshooting help for when your project just won't behave the way you want. Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------









Mechanical Phone Holder
May 11 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Mechanical Print-in-place Phone Holder SunShine https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadget/print-in-place-phone-holder-for-space CR10S Pro Silver PLA 04hrs 40mins X:224 Y:180 Z:70mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 210C / 70C 80g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting ----------------------------------------- Music by Noe Ruiz: http://soundcloud.com/ecken







EYE on NPI: NXP iMX RT106L
May 07 2020 9 mins  
This week's EYE ON NPI (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/n/nxp-semi/i-mx-rt106l-local-command-voice-solution) looks at a new spin on a familiar favorite! We've chatted before about the IMX RT10xx series of chips from NXP. These 'cross-over' chips are Cortex M7's running at 500 or 600 MHz - that means you get the relative simplicity of a Cortex microcontroller with the speed and power of a microprocessor. Heck, the RT106x's ~3000 CoreMark @ 600 MHz makes it faster for some computations when you compare it to the Raspberry Pi Zero' ~2000 CoreMark (https://www.eembc.org/coremark/view.php?benchmark_seq=2534) - most of that due to the Linux operating system overhead. This chip family recently made its way into CircuitPython (https://circuitpython.org/board/imxrt1060_evk/) as we were super-excited to see such a powerful and low cost chip. OK but back to this week's EYE ON NPI which is a sister-chip, the iMX RT106L (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/n/nxp-semi/i-mx-rt106l-local-command-voice-solution) - an interesting twist to the RT1060 - this chip is licensed to use with a wake-word + voice-activation software stack. It seems like the hardware is the same, and share the same datasheets and reference manuals. So it's more about purchasing hardware that has a licensing cost baked in - this reminds us of when we would purchase MP3 chips that had a 50 cent licensing fee built in. (https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/04/18/is-mp3-now-patent-free-makerbusiness-technicolor/) So, why is this interesting? Well, you've seen the proliferation of voice assistants like Siri, Google Voice and Alexa - they all use a a microcomputer, with a very powerful processor, to record audio and send it to the cloud for processing. Having to build a full computer with operating system to do voice control makes the BoM cost go up - you need a few MB of RAM, plenty of flash, a complex PMIC...what if we could do all of the processing on a really fast microcontroller instead? Like...a 600 MHz M7? Yes! NXP’s MCU-based solution for local voice control leverages the i.MX RT106L crossover MCU, enabling developers to quickly and easily add local voice commands to their products. The ultra-small form-factor, production-ready hardware design comes with fully integrated software that runs on FreeRTOS for quick, out-of-the-box evaluation and proof-of-concept development. This turnkey solution minimizes time-to-market, risk, and development effort, enabling OEMs to easily add voice to their smart home and smart appliance products without the need for Wi-Fi and cloud connectivity while also addressing the privacy concerns of many consumers. There's a few different products in this family. First is the 106L - the L for "Local". (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/integrated-circuits-ics/embedded-microcontrollers/685?k=rt106l) That's internet-less voice command inference. Good for maybe a dozen words. There's a collection of words built-in - for more words you'll have to train up the engine which is a non-trivial task. The Local is great for simple device control and no WiFi is required so its very low power and low cost. Next is the similar 106A, the A is "Alexa", as you may guess it has Amazon Alexa software ready to go to create custom Alexa-connected devices. (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/nxp-usa-inc/MIMXRT106ADVL6A/568-MIMXRT106ADVL6A-ND/10816229) You'll need to use/add WiFi for the cloud backend communication. Digi-Key has a great tutorial/article about the Alexa series and the nitty-gritty detail of how it works over here (https://www.digikey.com/en/articles/quickly-implement-alexa-built-in-iot-designs) Lastly is the 106F where F is for "Face" - yes facial recognition! (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/integrated-circuits-ics/embedded-microcontrollers/685?k=rt106f) This version connects up to a camera and can be used to recognize faces. These are all interesting machine learning demos many of us have seen, and its interesting to see NXP integrate them as software 'add-on's for a very powerful and capable chip. Note that the RT1060 doesn't have hardware ML acceleration or co-processor, so you'll be relying on the speed and power of the microcontroller itself. We think in the next few years we will see similar "AI ready" chips that are even less expensive thanks to a neural-net accelerator. Meanwhile, if you want to explore these powerful chips, you can check out the entire NXP iMX RT series chip collection here on Digi-Key (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/n/nxp-semi/imx-rt-series) And pick up the iMX RT106L eval kit here on Digi-Key (part 568-SLN-LOCAL-IOT-ND ) so you can start playing with local voice recognition: order today and you'll have it tomorrow! (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/development-boards-kits-programmers/evaluation-boards-embedded-mcu-dsp/786?k=rt106l) Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com
















Maker Update 174: Handwavey Details
May 05 2020 6 mins  
Handwavey Details [Maker Update #174 #Adafruit Edition This week on maker update: Handwavey details about music, Open source certification, thermal imaging, quarantine calendars, inspiration, and connecting your project anywhere on the globe. Never miss a Maker Update! Sign up for the email newsletter (w/bonus links) http://eepurl.com/cCJF21 ++Show Notes [Maker Update #174 *Adafruit Edition*]++ -=Project of the Month=- Power Glove Midi Controller https://learn.adafruit.com/power-glove-bluetooth-midi-controller -=News=- Adafruit has become the #1 most OSHWA certified open-source hardware company https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/04/21/adafruit-has-become-the-1-most-oshwa-certified-open-source-hardware-company-oshw-oshwa-adafruit-ohsummit/ How To Place an Essential, COVID-19 Related Order at Adafruit https://learn.adafruit.com/how-to-place-an-essential-covid-19-related-order-at-adafruit -=Adafruit Projects=- Pybadge Thermal Camera https://learn.adafruit.com/pybadge-thermal-camera-case PyPortal Quarantine Clock https://learn.adafruit.com/pyportal-quarantine-clock/overview Clue Step Counter https://learn.adafruit.com/clue-step-counter-st-lsm6ds33 CLUE Inspiration https://learn.adafruit.com/creative-inspiration-activity-generator -=Contributed Projects=- CircuitPython Weather Cloud https://learn.adafruit.com/circuitpython-connected-weather-cloud -=Tools/Tips=- Using the RockBLOCK Iridium Modem https://learn.adafruit.com/using-the-rockblock-iridium-modem Using LittlevGL with Adafruit Displays https://learn.adafruit.com/using-littlevgl-with-adafruit-displays First Projects by Erin St Blaine https://learn.adafruit.com/beginner-first-project-power-switch-relay-circuit-playground-smart-plug https://learn.adafruit.com/make-it-glow-your-first-neopixel-project -=Product Spotlight=- Adafruit Discord! https://discordapp.com/invite/adafruit Also: Adafruit PPE https://www.adafruit.com/product/4605 https://www.adafruit.com/product/4592 https://www.adafruit.com/product/4606 --------- Maker Update is a weekly video series covering news, projects, tips, and events that interest the maker and DIY community. #makerupdate Find more online: Blog: https://makerprojectlab.com Facebook: http://fb.me/makerprojectlab Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makerprojectlab/ TAGS: Power Glove, Nintendo, MIDI, Bluetooth, OSHWA, Hardware, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Pybadge, PyPortal, Camera, Thermal, Clock, Quarantine, CLUE, Step Counter, Weather, Iridium, Modem, LittlevGL, PPE,DIY,Maker,Electronics,Project,Soldering,Robotics,Microcontroller,Code,Arduino,Making,Inventing,Adafruit, 3D Printing, computer, design, fabrication, Kinetic, circuits, Learning, STEM, STEAM, program, Engineering, Programming, Engineer, Interaction, Interface, Tools Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------




Maker Community in Mexico develops Respirator Mask for Ventilators
May 04 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Respirator Mask By Ariel Rojo https://www.arielrojo.com/en/printable-3d-system-covid19 CR10S Pro Rainbow PLA 09hrs 30mins X:225 Y:225 Z:97mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 200C / 70C 95g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit







EYE on NPI: MAX86150 BioSensor Module
Apr 30 2020 6 mins  
This week's EYE ON NPI is a fairly new sensor from MAXIM called the MAX86150 (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/m/maxim-integrated/max86150-integrated-ppg-and-ecg-biosensor-module). We recently did a video where we took apart an off-the-shelf pulse oximeter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut7oGkIwRrE) and some folks have asked how they can build their own for learning about bio-sensing, or emergency use. We looked around and found in addition to the common MAX30102 (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/maxim-integrated/MAX30102EFD/MAX30102EFD-ND/6166869), this MAX86150 (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/maxim-integrated/MAX86150EFF-T/MAX86150EFF-TCT-ND/9839125) is a nice Integrated Photoplethysmogram and Electrocardiogram Bio-Sensor Module For Mobile Health. Phew, that's a lot of words, but what it means is that it's an optical sensor for pulse oximetry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse_oximetry) with the addition of an EKG analog front end (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrocardiography). This is pretty rare - usually there's one sensor to manage the optical blood-gas sensing and one to do the electrical heart activity sensing. Why both? For telemedicine or self-monitoring, it might be beneficial to see the electrical activity waveforms as well as the SpO2 measurements since they can signify different health issues. The MAX86150 is an interesting chip in that it has a clear body for IR/Red LED emitting and sensing. Unlike most pulse oximeters we've seen, this does not shine light through the finger, it bounces the light off of the finger tip instead. This makes it a simpler wearable, although the cost is a little higher because of the high integration. One cute thing we noticed in the datasheet is that the sensor automatically detects when there's something in front of the optical sensor so that it will not keep blasting the high power LEDs, a nice power-saving trick! The interface for this chip is I2C, so it's easy to use with just about any chipset. You set the sensor off to collect data and then read the waveform back out. The PPG data is processed by a 19-bit ADC, the EKG is 18-bit and a FIFO collects data in chunks so you can read it at your convenience. Note that the sensor is 1.8V power and logic - it's designed for low power wearables - so you will need level shifting circuitry for use with 5V or 3.3V microcontrollers & microcomputers. Best of all, there's a super-sweet MAX86150 evaluation board (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/development-boards-kits-programmers/evaluation-boards-sensors/795?k=MAX86150) that even has the two 'dry' EKG electrodes you put your fingers over. The board is a FeatherWing, and even comes with a MAXIM Feather board, so you can make a portable BLE sensor. If you want to order up some MAX86150, Digi-Key has tons in stock in both tray and cut tape (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/m/maxim-integrated/max86150-integrated-ppg-and-ecg-biosensor-module) - visit https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/maxim-integrated/MAX86150EFF/MAX86150EFF-ND/7392247 to order this sensor today! ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/






New Products 4/29/2020 featuring Ear Saver for Surgical Mask w/ Earloops - Flexible PETG - 5-Pack!
Apr 30 2020 4 mins  
GIFT CERTIFICATES (0:07) https://www.adafruit.com/category/14 Adafruit IO - Display your data in real-time, online (0:07) http://www.adafruit.io/ AdaBox: Curated Adafruit products, unique collectibles, and exclusive discounts (0:07) https://www.adabox.com/ 10-pack Latex Elastic Ribbon Strips - 14" long x 1" wide (0:29) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4614?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit Black Raincoat with Removable Face Shield - Small (1:15) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4611?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit Black Raincoat with Removable Face Shield - Medium (1:15) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4612?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit Black Raincoat with Removable Face Shield - Large (1:15) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4613?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Ear Saver for Surgical Mask With Earloops - Flexible PETG - Pack of 5 (3:03) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4606?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------













#3DPrinted Face Mask
Apr 27 2020 1 mins  
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! 3D Printable MASK Remix by DOMI1L https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4303176 CR10S Pro Grey PLA 08hrs 22mins X:248 Y:180 Z:60mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 200C / 70C 1g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit















EYE on NPI: ST STM32L4P5 series microcontrollers
Apr 23 2020 7 mins  
This week's EYE on NPI looks at a new microcontroller series from ST Micro. Yes, last week was also an ST part - but this one popped into my NPI feed and I just thought it was so interesting, ST gets a double-header! The STM32L4P5 series of chips (https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=%20%09STM32L4P5) looks like an excellent competitor to the Microchip ATSAMD51 (https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=atsamd51) we use so often - with matching-or-better specifications. Let's take a closer look! You can get more spec's about this chip over at ST's website (https://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/products/microcontrollers-microprocessors/stm32-32-bit-arm-cortex-mcus/stm32-ultra-low-power-mcus/stm32l4-plus-series/stm32l4p5-q5/stm32l4p5ce.html). Here's the overview: The Cortex-M4 core features a single-precision floating-point unit (FPU), which supports all the Arm® single-precision data-processing instructions and all the data types. The Cortex-M4 core also implements a full set of DSP (digital signal processing) instructions and a memory protection unit (MPU) that enhances the application’s security. These devices offer two fast 12-bit ADCs (5 Msps), two comparators, two operational amplifiers, two DAC channels, an internal voltage reference buffer, a low-power RTC, two general-purpose 32-bit timers, two 16-bit PWM timers dedicated to motor control, seven general-purpose 16-bit timers, and two 16-bit low-power timers. The devices support two digital filters for external sigma delta modulators (DFSDMs). In addition, up to 24 capacitive sensing channels are available. They also feature standard and advanced communication interfaces such as: four I2Cs, three SPIs, three USARTs, two UARTs and one low-power UART, two SAIs, two SDMMCs, one CAN, one USB OTG full-speed, one camera interface and one synchronous parallel data interface (PSSI). In particular, we like some of the 'upgrades' we see compared to other chips - the roomy 320KB RAM, 5 MSPS 12-bit ADCs (that's the same as a basic pocket oscilloscope!), 9 x 16-bit timers, CAN bus (usually you have to upgrade to get CAN support!), built in op-amps, and... most interesting to me is a built in TFT manager! Not just parallel (6800/8080) style but the 'real' 24-bit TFT with HSYNC/VSYNC/CLK signals! Usually you have to go to a Cortex M7 to get something like that included (see the iMX RT or STM32H7 series for example). 24-bit TFT can be easily converted to VGA (using some resistors) or even HDMI using off-the shelf adapter chips (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/adafruit-industries-llc/2219/1528-1452-ND/5761220) so it's really a neat thing to see. True TFT output is a rarity because of the frame buffer you normally need. From what ST says in the datasheet the way this is managed in RAM is to have a 8-bit palette of 24-bit colors. So for a classic 4.3" TFT display (https://www.adafruit.com/product/1591) that is 480x272 pixels, that would mean 128KB of RAM to address all pixels. A 320x240 display would be only 75KB. The LCD-TFT display controller provides a 24-bit parallel digital RGB (red, green, blue) and delivers all signals to interface directly to a broad range of LCD and TFT panels with the following features: • One display layer with dedicated FIFO (64 x 32-bit) • Color look-up table (CLUT) up to 256 colors (256 x 24-bit) per layer • Up to 8 input color formats selectable per layer • Flexible blending between two layers using alpha value (per pixel or constant) • Flexible programmable parameters for each layer • Color keying (transparency color) • Up to four programmable interrupt events Right now there's only two packages available - a 144 LQFP STM32L4P5ZGT6 (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/stmicroelectronics/STM32L4P5ZGT6/497-STM32L4P5ZGT6-ND/11590990) and a 169-BGA STM32L4P5AGI6P (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/stmicroelectronics/STM32L4P5AGI6P/497-STM32L4P5AGI6P-ND/11591137) but according to the datasheet there will be 48, 64 and 100 pin variant QFN & QFP's. For now we recommend picking up the STM32L4P5AGI6PU Discovery also known as STM32L4P5G-DK on Digi-Key (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/stmicroelectronics/STM32L4P5G-DK/497-STM32L4P5G-DK-ND/11613090). Which has a built in debugger/programmer and is directly supported in STM32 Cube IDE. By the way, if you have not yet, subscribe to Digi-Key's new product feed at https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/rss or visit the website (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/) for a nice interface to search through the latest exciting NPIs from Digi-Key! Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/



New Products 4/22/2020 featuring Adjustable Fabric Face Mask in Adafruit Black!
Apr 23 2020 5 mins  
GIFT CERTIFICATES (0:17) https://www.adafruit.com/category/14 Adafruit IO - Display your data in real-time, online (0:25) http://www.adafruit.io/ AdaBox: Curated Adafruit products, unique collectibles, and exclusive discounts (0:26) https://www.adabox.com/ Face Mask With RGB LED Fiber Optic Fabric (0:45) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4605?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Anti-Fog Spray Bottle for Face Shields, Glasses or Goggles - 18mL (2:08) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4604?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Anti-Fog Protective Glasses - Honeywell S200A (3:19) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4603?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adjustable Fabric Face Mask in Blue (5:08) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4599?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adjustable Fabric Face Mask in Adafruit Black (5:08) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4595?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------

















Surgical Mask Strap Adjuster
Apr 20 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Surgical Mask Strap Adjuster Laura Fernández https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4298352 CR10S Pro Red PLA 0hrs 10mins X:235 Y:180 Z:1mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 200C / 70C 1g 50mm/s Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit









EYE on NPI: STSAFE chip collection from ST
Apr 16 2020 6 mins  
This week's EYE ON NPI takes a closer look at security! The STSAFE chip collection from ST (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/stmicroelectronics/X-NUCLEO-SAFEA1A/497-X-NUCLEO-SAFEA1A-ND/11568322) is a super easy and inexpensive way to add hardened security to your project - giving you a lot of flexibility when deciding on core chipsets. Why is a separate chip important? Microcontrollers often store their code in flash memory, so even if you hard-code authentication keys in flash or EEPROM, it can be read out by dumping the firmware. Yes, even if you have a chip that has firmware-readback turned off, it’s possible to trick chips into revealing their secrets! As hackers ourselves, we've seen novel and effective techniques for unlocking microcontroller firmware that would normally be in State-actor's toolkits available at hobbyist costs. Techniques like epoxy-removal and pinpoint UV erasing, power glitching, bootloader buffer overflows, key brute-force guessing, decompilation, power-usage instruction tracking can be used to disable or circumvent firmware protection fuses. In addition, many products are now embedded Linux computers running a plain filesystem with executables that cannot be secured. So, given that your microcontroller memory should not be considered a secure storage, you may want to consider using a secure element chip. These chips are designed to withstand many attacks and can be programmed with the private key at your factory. Then, the secrets never leave the secure chip. Instead of having a private key sit in microcontroller memory where it could be read out, data that needs to be authenticated or encrypted is sent back and forth through I2C. It’s a little extra BoM cost but is a nice way to keep the secrets in a lock-box. We've seen these chips used for a variety of purposes - TLS handshake speed-up, firmware verification, device authentication, message signing and authentication, and of course secure-channel establishment. We teamed up with Digi-Key to make a video series to cover IoT security - best practices and techniques - which also covers secure chips so if you want a deep dive into IoT security check out this guide and video! (https://learn.adafruit.com/all-the-internet-of-things-episode-five-the-s-in-iot-is-for-security) When sourcing a security chip, you want a trustworthy supplier who takes security seriously - the chips are not expensive, but you want to make sure the supply chain is accounted for. ST is a well known semiconductor company that we'd recommend and trust for any of our uses! The STSAFE-A100 is a highly secure solution that acts as a secure element providing authentication and data management services to a local or remote host. It consists of a full turnkey solution with a secure operating system running on the latest generation of secure microcontrollers. The STSAFE-A100 can be integrated in IoT (Internet of things) devices, smart-home, smart-city and industrial applications, consumer electronics devices, consumables and accessories. If you want to get started with the STSAFE, you can pick up this handy board, it is Arduino-header compatible. You can plug it into an ST Nucleo dev board. In particular, the STM32L476RG is used for the X-CUBE example firmware so we recommend picking up a NUCLEO-L476RG as well (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/development-boards-kits-programmers/evaluation-boards-embedded-mcu-dsp/786?k=STM32L476RG). The ST dev boards are really affordable and come with a built-in debug/programming chipset for quick setup. Development is done in ST's IDE setup, if you've never used it before, please check out Shawn Hymel's excellent video series that takes you step by step through setting up to use STM32Cube IDE (https://www.digikey.com/en/maker/videos/shawn-hymel/getting-started-with-stm32-and-nucleo-part-1-introduction-to-stm32cubeide-and-blinky) video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18hou01YIiw video 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIdtqPB3rE4 Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------




New Products 4/15/2020 featuring No-Touchy Stick Pointer - 1 Per Order
Apr 16 2020 3 mins  
GIFT CERTIFICATES (0:04) https://www.adafruit.com/category/14 Adafruit IO - Display your data in real-time, online (0:04) https://www.adafruit.io/ AdaBox: Curated Adafruit products, unique collectibles, and exclusive discounts (0:04) https://www.adabox.com/ Basic Digital Body Thermometer (0:30) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4596?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Simple 3-Layer Cotton Masks - Child Size - 20 pack (1:02) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4592?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Simple 3-Layer Cotton Masks - Adult Size - 20 pack (1:02) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4593?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Small Black Nitrile Disposable Gloves - 100 Piece Glove Box (1:23) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4589?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Medium Black Nitrile Disposable Gloves - 100 Piece Glove Box (1:23) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4590?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Large Black Nitrile Disposable Gloves - 100 Piece Glove Box (1:23) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4591?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts No-Touchy Stick Pointer - 1 Per Order (1:55) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4598?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://www.adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------


















EYE on NPI: CUI CPS Series Sirens Sirens EyeOnNPI
Apr 09 2020 5 mins  
This week's EYE ON NPI is a topical one - here at Adafruit we've been supplying essential services and goods for engineers, makers, doctors, and students all working on designing products and techniques to help folks with COVID-19. This is an amazing time to see so many talented and driven folks around the world all putting their talents to work! Part of that design work is to have the device alarm a caretaker that something went wrong. For example, if you are designing a pulse oximeter or heart rate detector, you'll want to sound an alarm when the BPM or SpO2 dip below a safety threshold. You'll also need an alarm when power is lost, say if someone accidentally unplugged the power cord. When building DIY and IoT projects, a simple 3V buzzer or piezo might be enough - to let you know when the plants need watering, or if there might be rain tomorrow - but this is not enough for an industrial or safety device, especially one being used in a loud environment. The new CPS series of sirens from CUI (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/c/cui-devices/cps-series-sirens) is a nice and easy way to add a very loud alarm, and comes in a few different shapes, styles and output effects. They're all about 100 dB, as loud as a jackhammer or motorcycle. Inside, they're buzzer/piezos - but really large ones, that are driven by 12V DC. What I like about these is that you don't need to generate the audio waveform from a microcontroller: they start warbling or beeping the moment power is applied. Why is this good? Well you probably have a nice speaker output system in your design, whether its a DAC, PWM or I2S output, and that's good for nice harmonic tones, verbal alerts or even sound clips - all of those kinds of alarm designs are covered by standards like ISO IEC 60601-1-8. But what happens when you have a power failure or a software interlock failure? You may not be able to depend on your software system. These can be controlled or powered by solid-state technologies that don't have a clock or software, as a backup alarm. CUI Devices’ CPS series sirens utilize piezo technology with a built-in driving circuit to offer designers a range of variable tones and sounds, including hi-lo, warble, and more. The CPS models feature sound pressure levels (SPLs) up to 120 dB as well as through-hole, panel mount, and wire lead mounting styles. These piezo sirens can carry operating temperatures from -30°C to +85°C, making them well-suited for security systems, medical devices, harsh environments, and industrial applications. Piezo technology with built-in driving circuit SPLs up to 120 dB Multiple mounting configurations Hi-lo, warble, sweeping, one tone, and six tone offerings Operating temperatures: -30°C to +85°C There's a few in this series, from one that looks like a little horn, to an enclosed box. If we had to pick one to try out, we'd say the CPS-7560 (a.k.a 102-CPS-7560-110L450-ND) is the cutest one, with a panel mount style that evokes an arcade button. This design looks super easy to mount - you just need a round hole in your panel, and is unobtrusive. You can check out that part here: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/cui-devices/CPS-7560-110L450/102-CPS-7560-110L450-ND/11590920 ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------



New Products 4/8/2020 Featuring Standard Adult DisposableMasks - Blue Surgical-Style - 50 pk!
Apr 09 2020 16 mins  
GIFT CERTIFICATES (0:08) https://www.adafruit.com/category/14?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Adafruit IO - Display your data in real-time, online (0:08) http://adafruit.io/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts AdaBox: Curated Adafruit products, unique collectibles, and exclusive discounts (0:08) https://www.adabox.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Finger Pulse Oximeter with Bluetooth LE - BM1000 (0:29) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4582?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Disposable Face Shields with Anti-Fog Coating (1:22) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4587?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Contact-less Infrared Digital Thermometer - Fever Scanner (3:24) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4584?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Urban Commuter Hat with Vinyl Face Shield (5:18) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4583?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Child-Size Small Disposable Masks - Blue Surgical-Style - 20 pk (7:14) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4581?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Personal Protection Isolation Gown - 4 Pack (8:03) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4574?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts KN95 Filtering Face Mask (1 Piece) (9:42) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4588?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Standard Adult Disposable Masks - Blue Surgical-Style - 50 pk (11:22) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4586?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------













Collapsing Bo Staff by
Apr 06 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Collapsing Bo Staff John Mulac @dddpworld https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4251413 CR10S Pro White/Pink PLA 06hrs 33mins X:162 Y:180 Z:149mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 200C / 70C 194g 50mm/s LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Noe Ruiz: http://soundcloud.com/ecken



Maker Update 169: MIDI Face Melter
Apr 06 2020 7 mins  
MIDI Face Melter [Maker Update #169] #Adafruit Edition This month on Maker Update: a fully functioning MIDI instrument, Adafruit's response to Covid 19, an easy-sew face mask, dropping eggs, morse code, and CircuitPython en Espanol. ++Show Notes [Maker Update #169]++ -=Project of the Month=- MX MIDI Guitar https://learn.adafruit.com/mx-midi-guitar -=News=- Manufacturing Face Shields https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/03/30/manufacturing-face-shields-adafruit-manufacturingmonday-video/ Adafruit Covid 19 response https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/03/22/covid/ One Hour Show & Tell https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/03/16/the-biggest-worldwide-online-show-and-tell-begins-wednesday-march-18th-2020-at-7pm-et-adafruit-showandtell-please-share/ -=Adafruit Projects=- Sew a cotton face mask https://learn.adafruit.com/sew-a-cotton-face-mask Egg Drop with CLUE https://learn.adafruit.com/egg-drop-clue Game Clock with Circuit Playground & MakeCode https://learn.adafruit.com/game-clock-with-circuit-playground-makecode -=Contributed Projects=- CircuitPython BLE Morse Code Chat https://learn.adafruit.com/circuitpython-ble-wireless-morse-code-chat -=Tools/Tips=- Open Source Protective Face Shield Designs https://learn.adafruit.com/open-source-face-shield-designs/introduction Adafruit Feather nRF52840 Sense https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-feather-sense ¡Bienvenido a CircuitPython! https://learn.adafruit.com/bienvenido-a-circuitpython-2 Using the Bluefruit Dashboard with Web Bluetooth in Chrome https://learn.adafruit.com/bluefruit-dashboard-web-bluetooth-chrome -=Product Spotlight=- Adafruit APDS9960 Proximity, Light, RGB, and Gesture Sensor - STEMMA QT / Qwiic https://www.adafruit.com/product/3595 ------- #makerupdate Maker Update is a weekly video series covering news, projects, tips, and events that interest the maker and DIY community. Find more online: Blog: http://makerprojectlab.com Facebook: http://fb.me/makerprojectlab Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makerprojectlab/ Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ---------------------------------- TAGS: MIDI, Guitar, Face Shield, Covid-19, Corona, Virus, Egg Drop, Circuit Playground, MakeCode, Microsoft, CircuitPython, BLE, Morse Code, nRF52840, Bluefruit, APDS9960, DIY,Maker,Electronics,Project,Soldering,Microcontroller,Code,Making,Inventing,Hardware,Adafruit, 3D Printing, Events, computer, design, fabrication, circuits, Learning, STEM, STEAM, program, Engineering, Programming, Engineer, Interaction, Interface, Tools Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------





EYE on NPI: Hammond 1552 Series ABS Plastic Enclosures EyeOnNPI
Apr 02 2020 4 mins  
This week's EYE ON NPI looks at a new collection of 1552 series enclosures from Hammond Manufacturing. (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/h/hammond/1552-series-abs-plastic-enclosures) Pre-fabbed ABS plastic enclosures don't get much attention these days - especially since folks can 3D print a case. But for prototyping or even small (less than 1000 pc) runs, these cases can make your product or project look really good. These 'soap' size cases feel good in the hand, with nice bevels. They come with removable end panels - you can use these for panel-mount switches, knobs or LEDs by drilling with any floor drill or CNC. You can also pick up extra panels if you need extras while you work out the design. Then the front can take a sticker and be machined or hand-cut as well. Note that they cannot be laser cut since they are made of ABS. These off-the-shelf boxes have really improved in the years since we've used them - for example these come with nifty mounting plates that hold the enclosure, and cable gland pieces that can replace the end-panels to make a fancy user-control-box. Hammond’s (https://www.digikey.com/en/supplier-centers/h/hammond-manufacturing) 1552 series of handheld ABS plastic enclosures offer elegant, modern style and comfort, while a range of accessories adds capabilities for a host of common applications. Comfort in the hand allows 1552 enclosures to be used for long periods with minimal fatigue in applications, such as machine or electric hoist control. Both end plates are removable for easy machining and are swappable with an integrated TPU cord-grip end panel, which provides input/output and strain relief solutions for cables. The integral cable clamp keeps internally routed cables firmly in place without damage. When device storage is required for applications such as medical instrumentation, a wall-mounted holder is available as an accessory. The 1552 series enclosures fit snugly into the holders, which are also fully compatible with cord-grip end panel kits. We particularly like the look of the 1552C3BK (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/hammond-manufacturing/1552C3BK/164-1552C3BK-ND/11201091) which is about 4" long, 2" wide and almost 1" deep. For the best experience, you'll want to design the PCB that fits inside so that it's less than 95mm x 45mm and has four mounting holes to match the internal bosses. Hammond has tons of great resources such as 2D and 3D STEP files - and they can customize the enclosure with pad printing and/or cutouts so you have a nice in-between option that is faster and nicer than 3D printing but not as expensive as a custom injection mold. See Hammond products at Digi-Key at https://www.digikey.com/en/supplier-centers/h/hammond-manufacturing ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------





New Products 4/1/2020 Featuring FingerPulse Oximeter - BM1000C
Apr 02 2020 9 mins  
GIFT CERTIFICATES (0:24) https://www.adafruit.com/category/14 Adafruit IO - Display your data in real-time, online (0:30) http://adafruit.io/ AdaBox: Curated Adafruit products, unique collectibles, and exclusive discounts (0:32) https://www.adabox.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Thermal Camera Imager for Fever Screening with USB Video Output - UTi165K (0:44) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4579?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Thermal Camera Imager for Fever Screening - UTi165H (0:44) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4578?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Engineering and Logistics Services - $10,000 (3:52) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4573?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Engineering and Logistics Services - $1,000 (3:52) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4572?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Open Source Protective Laser-cut Face Shield (4:55) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4571?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts Finger Pulse Oximeter - BM1000 (6:20) https://www.adafruit.com/product/4580?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts ----------------------------------------- Shop for all of the newest Adafruit products: http://adafru.it/new Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------



3D Hangouts – Thermal Camera and Temperature Monitor
Apr 01 2020 42 mins  
people working on COVID-19 efforts, they can order, and if it's out of stock email: [email protected] https://learn.adafruit.com/open-source-face-shield-designs Learn Guide: MLX90640 PyBadge Thermal Camera https://learn.adafruit.com/mlx90640-thermal-image-recording Shield Testing https://docs.library.ucla.edu/display/LSD/COVID-19+Response%3A+3D+Printing+PPE+Equipment Approved Designs https://3dprint.nih.gov/collections/covid-19-response Collection of Designs on Prusa Printers https://www.prusaprinters.org/social/3814-adafruit/collections/16034 MX MIDI Guitar Learn Guide and Video https://learn.adafruit.com/mx-midi-guitar/ https://youtu.be/BDwOBYsL71Q Layer by Layer – MX MIDI Guitar https://youtu.be/FQWXE8LRQzE Download Face Shield V2 Fusion 360 Design https://a360.co/2QG9TUP CircuitPython Downloads: https://circuitpython.org/ https://www.youtube.com/adafruit/live #3DHangouts 3D Parts Library on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CAD_Parts Adafruit Face Shields https://a360.co/2QG9TUP Interactive Map https://getusppe.org/give/ Hackers Forum https://www.hackthepandemic.org/ https://youtu.be/Sv2-kXnGyag?t=1914 Clinic Recommended Shields https://www.designthatmatters.org/covid-19 One Sheet Info https://twitter.com/craightonberman/status/1244787764379430912/photo/1 UCLA https://docs.library.ucla.edu/display/LSD/COVID-19+Response%3A+3D+Printing+PPE+Equipment Timelapse Tuesday: Retractable Door Opener – Òscar Fri Gola https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4248606 https://youtu.be/HR31bkXqZ04











Retractable Door Opener 3DPrinting adafruit
Mar 30 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Retractable Door Opener Òscar Fri Gola https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4248606 CR10S Pro Silver PLA 05hrs 35mins X:169 Y:180 Z:90mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 10% Infill / 1mm retract 200C / 70C 24g 50mm/s Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------






EYE on NPI: NXP RF Reference Design Boards
Mar 26 2020 4 mins  
This week's EYE ON NPI looks at a nifty collection of RF reference designs and eval boards from NXP. (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/n/nxp-semi/rf-circuit-collection) RF chips are notoriously hard to lay out, there's a lot of details to worry about: trace widths, via placements, impedance mismatches...so why not use ready-to-go designs? NXP has published a bunch of different RF power amplifier designs, addressing a wide range of expanding markets from smart industrial applications to the 5G revolution NXP’s RF Circuit Collection is a comprehensive library of RF power amplifier designs, addressing a wide range of fast-growing markets from smart industrial applications to the 5G revolution. This collection can reduce development time with easy online access to proven designs for fast time to market. These eval boards are beautifully made, and have easy SMA connectors so you can plug-n-play different amplifiers based on your project need. For example, the highlighted board at Digi-Key is the NXP AFIC901N. The AFIC901N is a 2-stage, high gain amplifier designed to provide a high level of flexibility to the amplifier designer. The device is unmatched even at the interstage, allowing performance to be optimized for any frequency in the 1.8 to 1000 MHz range. The high gain, ruggedness and wideband performance of this device make it ideal for use as a pre-driver and driver in a wide range of industrial, medical and communications applications. The eval boards are not cheap - these are really high quality and high precision radio devices for medical, science, telecom and industry. The good news is that NXP has a free site set up to download the designs, so you can learn how RF layout is done which will help HAMs and other RF engineers. Check it out here https://www.nxp.com/design/development-boards/rf-circuit-collection:RF-CIRCUIT-COLLECTION You can pick up an AFIC901N eval board, DK part number AFIC901N-135MHZ-ND over at https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/nxp-usa-inc/AFIC901N-135MHZ/AFIC901N-135MHZ-ND/7645443 Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------





3D Hangouts – Face Shields and MIDI Guitar
Mar 25 2020 43 mins  
Learn Guide: Open Source Face Shields https://learn.adafruit.com/open-source-face-shield-designs Shield Testing https://docs.library.ucla.edu/display/LSD/COVID-19+Response%3A+3D+Printing+PPE+Equipment Prusa’s Protective Face Shields https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-protective-face-shield-rc2 MX MIDI Guitar Learn Guide and Video https://learn.adafruit.com/mx-midi-guitar/ https://youtu.be/BDwOBYsL71Q Layer by Layer – Designing Face Shields https://youtu.be/BYPWB5-auQE Download Face Shield Fusion 360 Design https://a360.co/3agcgFK CircuitPython Downloads: https://circuitpython.org/ https://www.youtube.com/adafruit/live #3DHangouts 3D Parts Library on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CAD_Parts Timelapse Tuesday: Dragon Easter Egg – Remix by: TheGranny https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4214485 https://youtu.be/vQ5vqm9ej_M Protective Face Shield remix by Noe Ruiz https://a360.co/3agcgFK https://youtu.be/Zm6NtZzy_Lw Adafruit Face Shields Production https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/03/24/face-shields-shipping-prototyping-some-photos-of-the-day-from-adafruit-3-24-2020-newyorktough-newyorkstrong-adafruitchronicles-adafruit/ Protective Visor by 3D Verkstand https://www.youmagine.com/designs/protective-visor-by-3dverkstan UCLA article on Face Shield Designs https://docs.library.ucla.edu/display/LSD/COVID-19+Response%3A+3D+Printing+PPE+Equipment ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------





MIDI Guitar 3DPrinting @Adafruit Industries
Mar 24 2020 2 mins  
Build a guitar hero inspired MIDI controller! Features Cherry MX switches, accelerometer and whammy bar! Features a strumming mode so you can power through chords and notes giving you a playing style unlike typical MIDI controllers. The whammy bar lets you pitch bend making it feel like an electric guitar. Using an accelerometer, you can move the guitar to adjust modulation giving you an expressive playing style. Learn Guide https://learn.adafruit.com/mx-midi-guitar Code on GitHub https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/tree/master/MX_MIDI_Guitar Video from Liz Clark @Blitz City DIY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6v2C1idLWU Liz Clark @Blitz City DIY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbAUKL7V6OOGumQEeDMYQvQ https://www.instagram.com/BlitzCityDIY https://www.twitter.com/BlitzCityDIY Grand Central M4 https://www.adafruit.com/product/4084 LIS3DH Accelerometer https://www.adafruit.com/product/2809 Adafruit Quarter Size Perma Proto https://www.adafruit.com/product/1608 Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------

3D Printing Protective Face Shields
Mar 23 2020 1 mins  
Hey folks, thought I'd post an update on what we're working on. We were asked to 3D print protective face shields on Saturday, March 21 2020. We were inspired by the protective face shield design from Prusa Research. We redesigned the parts using Autodesk Fusion 360 and made them parametric so we can easily adjust thickness, height, etc. https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-protective-face-shield-rc2 Check out our Layer by Layer tutorial to see how we designed it. https://youtu.be/BYPWB5-auQE The RC1 design takes about 2hr 14min. RC2 takes about 2hr 52min and the bottom holder takes 59min. We redesigned the bottom holder so it's longer and able to grab onto the sheet more effectively. We didn't have any sheets of clear PETG plastic so we used transparency film. We used our CriCut vinyl cutter to cut out the shield using the PDF template from Prusa Research. We're taking the proper precautions to sanitize the parts before shipping them out. Check out the Learn Guide for building these protective face shields. https://learn.adafruit.com/open-source-face-shield-designs Download Fusion 360 Design https://a360.co/3agcgFK 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Milling Monday https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVL48weqeHiu7aw-_sPhCSA ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------





Face Shield
Mar 23 2020
Every week we'll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Face Shield Noe Ruiz https://a360.co/3agcgFK CR10S Pro Silver PLA 03hrs 37mins X:235 Y:201 Z:19mm .2mm layer / .4mm nozzle 15% Infill / 1mm retract 200C / 70C 29g 70mm/s Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Shop for parts to build your own DIY projects http://adafru.it/3dprinting 3D Printing Projects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG 3D Hangout Show Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb Timelapse Tuesday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_ Connect with Noe and Pedro on Social Media: Noe's Twitter / Instagram: @ecken Pedro's Twitter / Instagram: @videopixil ----------------------------------------- Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe Adafruit Monthly Deals & FREE Specials https://www.adafruit.com/free?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: http://adafru.it/showtell Watch our latest project videos: http://adafru.it/latest?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting 3DThursday Posts: https://blog.adafruit.com/category/3d-printing?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=3dprinting Music by Bartlebeats https://soundcloud.com/adafruit -----------------------------------------





EYE on NPI: Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF5340
Mar 20 2020 4 mins  
Welcome to the latest “EYE on NPI” with the Nordic nRF5340 Bluetooth Microcontroller – available for purchase from Digi-Key. https://www.digikey.com/products/en/rf-if-and-rfid/37?k=nrf5340&newproducts=1 What is EYE on NPI? The acronym NPI stands for New Product Introduction and sometimes you’ll also see NPD (New Product Development). EYE on NPI will showcase, spotlight, and discuss the latest new products and announcements from the entire component industry. EYE on NPI will help engineers go from prototype to market and get important information on pricing and availability. The more you know, the more you can reduce time-to-market, the more you increase the quality of the product(s) and reduce production costs! Adafruit releases dozens of new products per month. We live, eat, and breathe datasheets and we wanted to share our NPI process with everyone: how we get to market quickly, and what the latest NPIs are out there. ====== This week’s EYE ON NPI takes a peek at the new chips coming from Nordic Semi – makers of some great wireless chipsets and their new major chipset release, the nRF5340! We’ve been huge fans of the nRF5 series, which has combined a powerful microcontroller and a 2.4GHz BLE radio. We started with the nRF51 which we’ve used in our popular Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE board, and then moved onto the nRF52 series which is used in the Circuit Playground Bluefruit. So naturally we’re very interested in the latest major version of this family – the nRF5340. Please note: this is a really new NPI, so new that this part is an engineering sample and is not fully tested. There may be silicon bugs that will be fixed in the final release. Even if it’s not ready for mass manufacture, it’s a great time to start prototyping or developing with it. According to Nordic: The nRF5340 is the world’s first wireless SoC with two Arm® Cortex®-M33 processors. The nRF5340 is an all-in-one SoC, including a superset of the most prominent nRF52® Series features. Features like Bluetooth® Direction Finding, high-speed SPI, QSPI, USB, up to 105°C operating temperature, and more, are combined with more performance, memory and integration, while minimizing current consumption. The application processor is optimized for performance and can be clocked at either 128 or 64 MHz, using voltage-frequency scaling. It has 1 MB Flash, 512 KB RAM, a floating-point unit (FPU), an 8 KB 2-way associative cache and DSP instruction capabilities. The network processor is clocked at 64 MHz and is optimized for low power and efficiency (101 CoreMark/mA). It has 256 KB Flash and 64 KB RAM. The most interesting thing about this new chip is how powerful the processors are – they’ve upgraded the nRF52840’s Cortex-M4 to two M33’s, and doubled the max clock speed to 128 MHz. The second processor will be useful for products where you have very specific real-time requirements, as the Nordic radio software (SoftDevice) can interrupt user code to handle incoming packets. It’s better if you can dedicate one core to handling all radio requirements, and any secure/encryption/sync/authentication work, so the main thread can run on another processor to handle user interface requirements. This chip is powerful enough to run DOOM You can pick up nRF5340 chips right now from DigiKey, and don’t forget to also grab an nRF5340 preliminary dev kit as well. We’re a fan of the Nordic DK’s: they’re very complete and easy to use with built in J-Link program/debug, just-the-right-amount of peripherals, and power monitoring support, all for a really great price. Visit the Adafruit shop online - http://www.adafruit.com ----------------------------------------- LIVE CHAT IS HERE! http://adafru.it/discord Adafruit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adafruit Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: http://adafru.it/subscribe New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/ -----------------------------------------