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Arecibo Observatory: Watching for asteroids, waiting for E.T.

The Arecibo Observatory collapse is a devastating loss, especially for the astronomy community. SPACE shares some of the many reasons why it was important and why it will be missed.While the observatory does a lot of astronomy work, it is perhaps most famous for being the site of the huge Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) message directed...

Can You Use an Easy Bake oven for Reflow Soldering? via @BlitzCityDIY

Liz Clark shared on YouTube:Can You Use an Easy Bake oven for Reflow Soldering?Fair Fight is a voting rights organization started by Stacey Abrams. They’re currently putting their efforts into the Senate runoff election in Georgia on Tuesday, January 5th 2021. Find out more at their website: https://fairfight.com/ The current Easy Bake Oven can reach...

Google Researcher Says She Was Fired Over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I. #EthicalAI

Timnit Gebru is well known for her work on ethical AI. Big data didn’t like the feedback. Artificial intelligence will be playing a growing roll in our society and it is vital to have voices like Gebru’s leading the pack.From the New York Times:Timnit Gebru, who was a co-leader of Google’s Ethical A.I. team, said in a tweet on Wednesday evening that...

The best maker gift is an #Adafruit #GiftCertificate 🤖 adafruit.com/giftcertificates

Know someone who loves electronics but doesn’t know the difference between an XBee, a soldering iron, and a SMA to uFL/u.FL/IPX/IPEX RF Adapter Cable? Want to buy the perfect gift but don’t know whether your Maker friend is a BeagleBone fan or a Rasp Pi devotee? Just a fan of Bruce Yan’s incredible design? If you’re any of these, or more, buy an Adafruit...

An Intruction to Virtual Photographers #celebratephotography

As you read this article from Feature Shoot you may start out thinking, “…ok, sure” then you’ll keep scrolling and find yourself audibly saying, “OH DANNNNNG”:These artists are part of a growing “virtual photography” community that’s exploring uncharted territory, traveling backward and forward in time, and discovering make-believe locations as part...

Follow Analog Insights’ Leica IIIa Restoration Journey #celebratephotography

From Analog Insights on YouTube:This episode is about how I inherited an 85-year old Leica camera, how my friend Jules meticulously repaired and restored it, where exactly the camera came from, and how we eventually took it out again to expose a couple of test rolls of film. See moreWe #celebratephotography here at Adafruit every Saturday. From photographers...

Trasnsistor Based Electronic Door Lock

via devamparmar000 on instructablesSo in today’s article I will tell you how I created (basically designed it from scratch) this transistor based electronic door lock which id very cost effective as well as cheap and its use can be very versatile from homes to offices .Read about the project here.

Cyberpunk by the Numbers #cyberpunk

How big is cyberpunk as a concept? How popular is the word? How many products are derived from it? How the heck much money is CD Projekt Red spending on developing and marketing Cyberpunk 2077? I decided to run some numbers.126,000,000 – Google search results for the word “cyberpunk”$120 million dollars – Suspected development budget of Cyberpunk 2077,...

New Products 12/2/2020 Featuring Adafruit #TMP117 ±0.1°C High Accuracy I2C #TemperatureSensor – STEMMA QT / Qwiic (Video)

New Products 12/2/2020 Featuring Adafruit #TMP117 ±0.1°C High Accuracy I2C #TemperatureSensor – STEMMA QT / Qwiic (Video) Assembled Pycom WiPy 3.0 with Headers – MicroPython IoT Expansion Board (0:08) Pycom WiPy 3.0 – No Headers Attached (0:08) BBC micro:bit v2 (0:36) micro:bit v2 Go Bundle – Batteries and USB Cable Included (0:36) micro:bit v2...

Javascript announced 25 years ago today

Javascript announced 25 years ago today – NETSCAPE AND SUN ANNOUNCE JAVASCRIPT, THE OPEN, CROSS-PLATFORM OBJECT SCRIPTING LANGUAGE FOR ENTERPRISE NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET 28 INDUSTRY-LEADING COMPANIES TO ENDORSE JAVASCRIPT AS A COMPLEMENT TO JAVA FOR EASY ONLINE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (December 4, 1995) — Netscape Communications...

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