Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.
Every March 22 is World Water Day. Today take time to consider you impact on the water cycle, get involved in an event and share your appreciation for clean water.
Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.
When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.
Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!
You guys are awesome!!! Adafruit gives me a whole new playground of cool, fun and creative possibilities.. I’m going to introduce my 11 year old daughter to these products, maybe she can start as a hobby and eventually grow a business in the long run. Wow, I’m already familiar with electronics, so it’s going to be fun and exciting learning about this creative LED world. – David
ASK AN ENGINEER 3/21/18 LIVE! (video). What is “Ask an engineer”? From the electronics enthusiast to the professional community – “Ask an Engineer” has a little bit of everything for everyone. If you’re a beginner, or a seasoned engineer – stop in and see what we’re up to! We have demos of projects and products we’re working on, we answer your engineering and electronics questions and we have a trivia question + give away each week.
Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) in Seattle is one of the first handful of big pop culture conventions every year. Fans gathered at the event early in March, and you won’t be surprised to learn a large number were in costumes. Punished Props Extras captured some of the pageantry in the above cosplay music video; you’ll see Squirrel Girl, Spider-Man, a Xenomorph, and so much more. The info in the video’s description includes info on the costumes and the cosplayers.
Adafruit IO is growing, and we’d like to post our latest stats and some tips for those of you already using the service. If you haven’t taken a look at Adafruit IO yet, it’s quite easy to get started! We have an extensive getting started series on the Adafruit Learning System.
Here are the stats for the past week:
* 97.8 million inserts of logged data in the last 7 days
* 37,663 online feeds (140,620 feeds total)
We’re responding to issues you may run into on our Adafruit IO Forum. Please post any issues with as much detail as you can. It definitely helps us out when fixing the bugs.
Also, if you’re still using version 1 of our API, you may want to upgrade to the latest version 2. It has more features, and is generally better designed and easier to use than our previous API. The default for our docs is V2 now as well.