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Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Brings ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Puppets to Life

We love a good puppet and this pairing seems like a perfect match. A Studio Ghibli masterpiece is getting a stage treatment with the help of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Via Deadline:Jim Henson’s Creature Shop animatronics and visual effects studio, based in Los Angeles, has teamed with Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company to produce life-size puppets...

Climate Related Books and Podcast Recommendations from Youth Climate Activists

TED published these recommendations back in April. If you’re looking to pick up a new book or start a new podcast give one of these recommendations a try!The health of our planet depends on all of us, and perhaps no group today feels this more acutely than the world’s young since they will be left to grapple with some of the most devastating consequences...

Picsart Announces AI Enhance

Picsart recently unveiled AI Enhance, an image enhancement tool that uses generative AI, via PopPhoto:Brought to you by the team behind Picsart AI Research (PAIR), these industry leading image upscaling tools will improve the overall quality of an image for printing or sharing online. It uses a generative AI model to add pixels, remove or blur pixelated...

New Images of Distant Galactic Space Dust #SpaceSaturday

The beauty of the dust in space, brought to you by the Herschel Space Observatory. Here’s more from Science Alert:…But stars are far from the only ingredient that makes up a galaxy. Think of them as the chunks of vegetables in the galactic soup.The broth, then, in which [stars] float, is the intergalactic medium – not empty space but filled with often...

John Park’s CircuitPython Parsec: SVG to VectorIO @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit #circuitpython

Convert SVG graphics to VectorIO shapes for use with CircuitPython. Thanks to Todbot for this cool method!Uses: PathToPoints and this Python script for formattingLearn more about CircuitPython

Adafruit’s IoT Newsletter is out next week, Subscribe Now! #IoT #Newsletter

The IoT Monthly newsletter is the best place to catch up on the latest news about the Internet of Things. We cover everything from projects to new protocols. 4,500+ readers and growing!This newsletter is only sent to your inbox once per month – don’t miss your chance to catch the July 2022 issue next week – you can cancel anytime – try our spam-free...

1970 Moog Demo with Wendy Carlos @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit #moog

This 1970 Moog synthesizer demo with Wendy Carlos is wonderful — from the BBC Archive:Electronic music composer Wendy Carlos – whose debut album Switched-On Bach has introduced a new audience to classical music – explains the fundamentals of electronic sound using her Moog Synthesiser, and demonstrates some of the techniques she employed to adapt Johann...

Adafruit’s Top 10 Blog Posts of June 2022 #StateOfTheFruit #AdafruitTopTen

1. An EFF Investigation: Mystery GPS tracker on a supporter’s car @EFF 2.Foxconn executive discusses the dramatically scaled back project in Wisconsin #makerbusiness 3.David Ahl places all his classic computing publications into the Public Domain4.This 1930s Video on How Differentials Work Never Gets Old 5.A development to watch: Intel in Ohio #makerbusiness...

4MM Banana Jack Cover #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Simple caps for some extra saftey. From swessio on Thingiverse:A cover for standard male 4mm banana jacks. Keeps live ends from shorting out when disconnected or allows you to plug into the back of a banana jack that has a male end sticking out.Download the files and learn more Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community...

Touchdown: First Raspberry Pi-powered mini satellite finishes record flight #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Nice article from ZDnet on the Pi Zero’s adventure in space with The Get Away Special Passive Attitude Control Satellite [GASPCAS].The first satellite to use Raspberry Pi Zero as its flight computer re-entered Earth’s atmosphere in May, completing a record 117 days in space.GASPACS, sponsored by NASA, is the first CubeSat completely created by undergraduates....

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