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Enclosure for Particle Photon and TFT LCD #3DThursday #3DPrinting

AdaFruit - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Gill designed this enclosure and shared it on Pinshape!

This enclosure consists of 2 parts

The top part holds the 1.8 Inch LCD display and the bottom part holds the photon (www.particle.io).

The photon slides upside down into the bottom part and the 3 openings align with the Reset, Mode Button and LED of the photon

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

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PowerBlock Personal Trainer Adjustable Dumbbell Set

Woot Blog - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

This is the dumbbell set of your dreams!

These PowerBlock Personal Trainer dumbbells are adjustable to accommodate your fitness level, for workout versatility and, really, just to suit your fancy. One day, you could be crankin' away on a 2.5-pounder, and the next, a solid 50. It's too bad real personal trainers can't be more like that.

Let's say one day you need a little more motivation, so you adjust your trainer to be a super hot statuesque blonde. With an Australian accent. Who is single and TOTALLY into you. And it turns out they don't want kids, just like you! Also, they're really into sex. Can you believe your luck?

Unfortunately, their visa ran up and they have to return to Sydney in like an hour. So you take them to the airport and, tearfully, lean in for a last kiss when you open your eyes to find that you're actually kissing your grade school math teacher, the one with the big hairy mole on the chin and the mole is crying too and dabbing it's eye (it only has one for some reason) with a teeny handkerchief and ...

"Hey! HEY! Are you OK? Oh man you totally dropped that dumbbell right on your head! I saw the whole thing. You were all like, 'Look at me I'm so strong' and then WHAMMO you were out like a light. Anyway, maybe go a little lower on the weight next time. You gotta work up to these things."

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From the mail bag…

AdaFruit - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

From the mail bag!

Shared on the Adafruit Forums:

Thank you for being a knowledgable and responsive company in the electronics world. I’ve dropped a plug for you here and there in some forums in the process of working out technical issues with our projects. I hope it translates to increased business for you.


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There Can Be Only Pun: Sweet Revenge

Woot Blog - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Sup, erbody? Pretty good punning on a tough theme last week. We had a few solid entries that hit both the city and the idiom mark, and a few that wandered a bit. Again, we had no Secret Pun guesser. We were looking for, "Once in a Blue Mound."

We think this week is going to be real fun. We're mashing up villains and sweets, thanks to the fabulous pun stylings of axphw1.


  • Hans Goober
  • The Green Gobstopper
  • Razzles Ghul

And now for our favorites from last week, Pun the Town Red:

  • Going to Helena hand basket (digitaljanitor)
  • You can Leeds a horse to water (axphw1)
  • Bringing home the Macon (kloricacid)


Honorable Mentions:

  • Oslo boat to China (dmw804)
  • Don't put Jakarta before the horse (marlowepi)



  • A bird Indy hand is worth two Indy bush (techwarrior)
  • People who live in Glasgowses (axphw1)


Now that we're actually giving stuff away, the legal peeps tell us we need these Terms and Conditions. So there they are.

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Moro is basically a four-foot Amazon Echo with arms

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:57
In-home assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home are handy, but their functions are limited: They can tell you where to find a can of soda, but they can't actually bring one to you. Enter Moro.
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LeEco's Android-powered smart road bike is for hardcore cyclists

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:41
LeEco, the eccentric maker of TVs, phones, cars and bikes, has a new pair of high-end smart bikes to show off here at CES 2017. The company hasn't even brought its original Super Bike to market yet, but it's already refined the concept to make its ne...
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Find your keys like you find your Pokémon with Pixie

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:31
We've seen Bluetooth item trackers before, like Tile and Protag's Duet, but they're usually pretty dull. Pixie, on the other hand, will curb the anxiety of losing something by turning it into a game. Like other trackers, Pixie uses Bluetooth, but it...
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I took a nap on Sleep Number's auto-adjusting smart bed

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:28
I've never spent more than a couple of hundred bucks on a bed. After spending a few minutes with the 360 smart bed, however, I'm tempted to reconsider. Why? Because it adapts to my every move. As you toss and turn in the night, the bed will automatic...
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Simplehuman made a trashcan you can open with your voice

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:08
Simplehuman's a pretty household name in, uh, households across the country, what with its sensor mirrors, stainless steel dish racks and automatic soap dispensers. Now it's come up with yet another innovation; a trashcan you can activate with your v...
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Bose is building ride-smoothing tech for autonomous cars

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:01
Bose dabbles in a lot of different things, but the most left-field product could could be its ride-smoothing trucker seats. The company is about to demo similar tech for autonomous cars at its "Beyond Sound" CES experience in Las Vegas. Specifically,...
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Fujifilm's FinePix XP120 is a sporty, rugged point-and-shoot

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:00
Unlike Nikon and Panasonic, Fujifilm isn't making any major announcements at CES 2017. That said, the manufacturer is introducing a camera here in Las Vegas, the FinePix XP120, the latest member of its rugged point-and-shoot series. Naturally, the ma...
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NVIDIA made a self-driving car with its Xavier supercomputer

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 22:59
At NVIDIA's CES 2017 keynote address, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced his company's plan to turn your car into "your most personal robot." Specifically, Nvidia announced the company's AI car supercomputer called the Xavier -- an auto-grade, 512 core Vol...
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Dosime is a personal radiation tracker for the worried well

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 22:54
One of the problems with building sensors to detect ubiquitous dangers is that those dangers remain, you know, ubiquitous. Despite this, a company called Dosime has built a portable radiation meter that will warn you about the invisible killer. The o...
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The Gryphon is stylish way to keep your family safe online

Engadget - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 22:51
As a group of raunchy former young people, we know all too well the sorts of shenanigans a youngster can get up to on the internet. There's no shortage of companies that want nothing more to protect those wee tykes from themselves, but Gryphon is spe...
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