When we first checked out the ATSAMD21 chip (the processor used in the Arduino Zero and Adafruit Feather M0), we were very happy to see that the chip has 6 "SERCOM"s, a.k.a SERial COMmunication modules. Each one of these modules can be used for I2C, SPI or Serial. That means you can have 3 UART's & 3 SPI's, or maybe 2 SPI's and 4 I2C's. Basically, you have a ton of options for adding more hardware support for the most common 3 chip-to-chip protocols.
This project takes an existing tool — the Hakko FX-901 cordless soldering iron — and adds USB charging and a beefy Lithium Ion battery inside a 3D-printed pack. I keep this little iron around for cosplay electronics emergencies, and adding USB charging means there’s less to pack…it uses the same phone charger and USB cable I’m already carrying.
Feather is the new development board from Adafruit, and like it's namesake it is thin, light, and lets you fly! We designed Feather to be a new standard for portable microcontroller cores. This is the Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit - our take on an 'all-in-one' Cortex M0+ Arduino-compatible + Bluetooth Low Energy with built in USB and battery charging. Its an Adafruit Feather M0 with a BTLE module, ready to rock!
Sandblaster is a variation on Blue Buggy remixing the original Cox International gas-powered sand buggy - scaled-down, converted to electric, and 3D printable! You can use it to explore obstacle avoidance, autonomous navigation, driverless vehicle design, or assisted Remote Control. Or… build in the morning and race in the afternoon!
Bring some delightful 8-bit flair to your Christmas tree (or any other holiday foliage) with this Super Mario star power-up, the Starduino! 3D print the custom-designed model, made to lovingly nestle a 16 LED NeoPixel ring and Arduino Gemma in its belly. Then, program the GEMMA with a super fancy blinky pattern of goodness and light.
Self balancing scooters (hoverboards) can make an imagine stabilizer camera rig that can be used to capture smooth, low angle shoots. Mounting a small camera to the body of the scooter can be challenging because the center part of the board twists while in operation. With a 3D printed adapter, we can add clamp a camera mount to the middle of the board without obstructing riding or interfering with the position of the camera mount.
To keep the Raspberry Pi Zero as low cost and small as possible, the Pi foundation didn't include a 3.5mm audio jack. There's also no breakout pads for the audio output. This made us a little :( at first but then we thought "hey you know, we can probably figure out how to get audio out with a little hacking!