Category Archives: Internet of Things

John Park’s Workshop — LIVE! TODAY! 6/21/18 @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit


JOHN PARK’S WORKSHOP — LIVE! Coming up at 4pm ET / 1pm PT Today LIVE TEXT CHAT IS HERE in the Adafruit Discord chat!

Today’s project: Owl Robot!

The live video will be on Youtube LIVE, Twitch, Periscope (Twitter) and Facebook.

Join maker John Park in his workshop each week as he builds, hacks, and mods projects live on air! “John Park’s Workshop — LIVE” is the place to see creative projects come to life, as John uses a wide variety of tools and techniques to make everything from mystery boxes to pinball controllers to drink robots, using digital fabrication, hand and power tools, microcontrollers, and more. Come on into the chat to participate in the fun! Every Thursday @ 4pm ET/1pm PT!


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40mm LED Lamp #3DThursday #3DPrinting


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Shared by plusaphaDesigns on Thingiverse:

A 3mm LED? Or 5 mm LED? No, a 40mm LED!

Introducing a functional LED lamp, in a shape of an LED.

Assembly of this lamp is easy: simply print all parts and stack up the parts in order.
The Lens Base is designed so that an LED module of some kind can be attached in one way or another: refer to the mage for installation ideas.
The Base is designed as the battery compartment, which can hold a 2x AA case. The Base also has installation space for a Slide Switch. Refer to the image for installation options.
The Leads are designed to be hollow in the inside to act as wiring passage connecting the batteries and the LED module. Be careful in which order you solder the wires!

Download the files and learn more


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!


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40mm LED Lamp #3DThursday #3DPrinting


6a59a7e7ebbd6d8be44e8cb119372c81 preview featured

Shared by plusaphaDesigns on Thingiverse:

A 3mm LED? Or 5 mm LED? No, a 40mm LED!

Introducing a functional LED lamp, in a shape of an LED.

Assembly of this lamp is easy: simply print all parts and stack up the parts in order.
The Lens Base is designed so that an LED module of some kind can be attached in one way or another: refer to the mage for installation ideas.
The Base is designed as the battery compartment, which can hold a 2x AA case. The Base also has installation space for a Slide Switch. Refer to the image for installation options.
The Leads are designed to be hollow in the inside to act as wiring passage connecting the batteries and the LED module. Be careful in which order you solder the wires!

Download the files and learn more


649-1
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!


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NEW GUIDE: Sparky Automaton using CRICKIT & Circuit Playground Express #Adafruit #CRICKIT #MakeRobotFriend


This new guide takes you through the process of building a Sparky the Blue Smoke Monster robot friend! He’ll be there when you put the chip in backwards, swap power and ground, or forget the decoupling cap. You might be a little crestfallen when you let the blue smoke out of your chips, but at least you have someone by your side.

This project shows you how to build a talking automaton using cardboard, popsicle sticks and some other household materials, paired with Adafruit’s CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express and a micro servo motor.

This guide also demonstrates how to play audio clips through a speaker using CircuitPython and Mu.

Check out the Sparky Automaton on Youtube to see it in action!


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Collapsible Basket(print in place) #3DPrinting #3DThursday


3DPRINTINGWORLD shared this project on Thingiverse!

I used a old wood cutting trick to make a collapsible basket with a stand that prints in place as one piece! The basket is formed by using a single angled spiral sweep to allow the sides of the basket to form and interlock.

I designed the basket in Inches so you will have to scale the file up in your slicer 2540% to convert to metric.

See more!


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!


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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Mounted to #GameBoy Camera with #3DPrinted Mount | #Nintendo #diyphotography #3DThursday


I was inspired by Tim Binnion‘s work with the Game Boy Camera and a cheap cellphone tele lens. I figured I’d up the ante and design and build a full Canon EF Mount for my Game Boy Camera. The GBC has a sensor size of about 3.6mm² which seems equivalent to a 1/4″ sensor (Wikipedia). This gives the GBC a crop factor of about 10.81. With my 70-200 f4 mounted on a 1.4x extender, this gives me a max equivalent focal distance of about 200×1.4×10.81=3,026.8mm.

The lens adapter was designed in Rhinoceros 3D and printer on a Monoprice Select Mini v2 in black PLA at a pretty rough layer height (for speed). Minimal supports an cleanup are required to make the lens fit semi-snugly. The GBC sensor PCB screws into the back of the 3D print and with a little cutting and filing, the whole things mounts onto the partly-disassembled GBC, all with the original hardware. If there is enough interest, I might make some modifications to the 3D model and post it on Thingiverse for others to print and experiment with.

I took my abomination out for a walk to the beach to shoot some nature and wildlife. (see gallery below.)

Read more here.


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TONIGHT! Meet Digi-Key in the Adafruit Discord server 8pm ET 6/21/18 (video) #askdigikey #makewithdigikey #digikeydiscord @digikey



Meet Digi-Key in the Adafruit Discord server (video).

For the month of June, hang out with Digi-Key in the Adafruit Discord server! (http://adafru.it/digikeydiscord) Digi-Key, Adafruit, and the maker/pro-engineer community will come together to discuss: electronics, Digi-Key & Adafruit history, and more!

Tune in June 21st at 8:00 PM EDT for “Meet Digi-Key”. A few of our friends from the Digi-Key staff will be there to introduce themselves and tell you about their company and how Digi-Key fits into the maker ecosystem and community.

We’re huge fans of Digi-Key at Adafruit (we buy stuff from them all the time & they’re one of the top Adafruit distributors). In addition to great discussions, they’ll be running promotions, giveaways and more, so please tune in!

If you miss the first event, don’t worry! We’ll be having Digi-Key back for more events the rest of the month:

Thursdays at 8PM EDT:

June 21st – TONIGHT!
June 28th
July 12th

The channel will be open all month and we want to hear from you. Please come with questions, comments, or just to say hi! See you there!

http://adafru.it/digikeydiscord


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