Limor Fried (aka Ladyada) founder of Adafruit was named Entrepreneur of 2012 by the Entrepreneur Magazine. We really appreciate everything the Adafruit team does to carve out a space for the Open Hardware industry. Congratulations to Limor! With $10,000 her parents had allocated for her tuition, Fried bought a bulk quantity of parts and began […]
Our friends at Adafruit have put together a detailed tutorial on construction of your own Internet of Things Camera. They combine the Arduino with their data logger shield outfitted with the Eye-Fi wireless SD card (first gen model) and a TTL Serial JPEG Camera shield. The result is a self-contained wireless monitoring camera with motion-sensing […]
Adafruit announced a new line of wearable electronics called FLORA. It is a Arduino compatible circuit designed to interface with various wearable electronics devices like sensors, and LEDs. For the last few years Ladyada has been thinking about everything she wanted in a wearable electronics platform for Adafruit’s community of makers, hackers, crafters, artists, designers […]
If you need a hardcopy compact printer for your next MCU project, check out Adafruit’s Mini Thermal Receipt Printer Starter Pack. This device takes TTL serial data at 19200 baud and prints out data and images. The starter pack lists for $61.95 and includes 50′ of thermal printer paper, a 5V 2A power supply and […]
Adafruit Industries is the latest sponsor of the Open 7400 Competition. Up for grabs is one of their new microtouch AVR development board. this and other prizes could be yours, but only if you get your entry in!
octal and several others tipped us to Adafruit’s new 0805 and 0603 resistor and capacitor books: Just to let you know that Adafruit is selling two new SMD parts kits in 805 and 603 sizes, each binder having both resistors and capacitor priced around 28 euros only The nice thing is that on each package […]
jbeale compared the Adafruit and Gravitech’s microSD boards: The shape is a bit different, but both boards work as intended. Both have LEDs, but the Gravitech LED is on whenever a card is inserted (I think using the socket’s mechanical card detect switch) and the Adafruit LED blinks while data is transferred to/from the card, […]
Digital DIY has a run down of PCB manufacturing options. Adafruit also has a nice one, and we’ve discussed it in the forum. Via Hacked Gadgets.
Adafruit took pity on us and shared some valuable web hosting experience: After hearing about Dangerous Prototype’s search&move to a new hosting provider, we thought we’d post up about our hosting experiences! We currently use ServInt for our hosting provider. They’re what we would classify as a ‘full service’ provider. Basically they own the computer, […]
Adafruit announced a Make It Tweet Challenge: We’re teaming up with Instructables to bring you the Make It Tweet Challenge. Ever wish you had a tweeting coffee pot that would announce via Twitter when a pot was ready? What about a potted plant that twittered when it needed to be watered? This is your chance […]
Our favorite tools have a new home on the wiki. Each week we’ll muse about one of them. Have your own tool review? We’ll post that too! Magnification makes soldering faster, easier, and more comfortable. The classic helping hands have a detective-type magnifying glass. Pros often use a stereo microscope. We discussed some DIY USB […]
Adafruit made an announcement for All Hacker Spaces around the world. They can get up to 40% off on kits and breakout boards. We’ll do the same. All Hacker Spaces can order via the Dangerous Prototypes distributor program.
Clearing out old posts before the new year, some of these might seem ancient. We like this graphic LCD from Adafruit. The ST7565 has a resolution 128×64 pixels, and runs at 3.3volts. Adafruit will even includes a level translator so you can use it with 5volt microcontrollers.
Adafruit is offering a $2000 bounty on an open source driver for the new Kinect controller for the XBOX360. Evidently is caused a bit of a stir.
Adafruit has a new DS1307 real time clock kit. We’ve demonstrated the DS1307 with the Bus Pirate, which you can also pick up at Adafruit.
Adafruit gave a presentation at Foo Camp about businesses that make money selling open source hardware. We’re ecstatic to be included in the ‘approaching a million in revenue’ category with household names like Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, Bug Labs, and DIY Drones. It went down like this… pt sent an email to a bunch of […]
The Bus Pirate is a topic on Adafruit Industries’ “Ask an Engineer” chat tonight at 10pm ET. If you missed it, they keep previous chat videos in the Adafruit forums.
Adafruit Industries now has the Bus Pirate and probe cables in stock and ready to ship. This is the same gear you get at Seeed, but it ships from the US today. Every Bus Pirate sold at Adafruit contributes to further development of the project. This is our first distribution deal, and it’s really exciting. […]
We spotted an Open Logic Sniffer in Adafruit’s weekly Ask an Engineer Chat. It looks like they’re soldering it up on a reflow plate. We like the warning that the reflow plate may be a hot surface.