The Making of Tank: An 80’s retro inspired short film by @5tu

Watch the short film on YouTube Putting aside current 3D modeling techniques, Red Giant’s Chief Creative Officer Stu Maschwitz looked to the past and built a visual homage to vector arcade games of the 80’s entirely in Adobe After Effects, using math, code, and hundreds of hours of painstaking animation work. TANK tells the story […]

Grawler: Painless Cleaning For Glass Roofs

Part of [Gelstronic]’s house has a glass roof. While he enjoys the natural light and warmth, he doesn’t like getting up on a ladder to clean it every time a bird makes a deposit or the rainwater stains build up. He’s tried to make a cleaning robot in the past, but the 25% slope of […]

Open Source Underwater Distributed Sensor Network

One way to design an underwater monitoring device is to take inspiration from nature and emulate an underwater creature. [Michael Barton-Sweeney] is making devices in the shape of, and functioning somewhat like, clams for his open source underwater distributed sensor network. The clams contain the electronics, sensors, and means of descending and ascending within their shells. A bunch […]

YOLOv3 – Object Detection

YOLOv3 (video). via Adafruit

NEW GUIDE: John Park’s Animatronic Hand @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit

Build a cardboard animatronic hand with independent finger control using CRICKIT robotics controller board! This new Learn Guide from John Park will show you how. Make it with cardboard, straws, string, and rubber bands. Use the CRICKIT board with your Circuit Playground Express to control a cardboard animatroinc hand. Four servo motors pull the fingers […]

the ‘Science of Slosh’: APS Paper Tackles How to Walk With Coffee, Slosh-Free

Caught wind of this 2012 article while in discussion about the effect of coffee-slosh and why some people are better at walking with their coffee than others – explanation: plane of motion, pitching angle, gravity, equivalent acceleration…in short, waves, ripples, and other effects. Each morning, blurry-eyed physicists try to solve a frustratingly complex mechanical problem: […]

New Guide: Installing Microsoft MakeCode for Adafruit

Just published, a brief guide to installing Microsoft MakeCode for Adafruit: Microsoft MakeCode for Adafruit is a web-based code editor for physical computing. It provides a block editor, similar to Scratch or, and also a JavaScript editor for more advanced users. If you just want to use MakeCode to build programs, you can visit, and […]