News from the Bitosphere
- Halloween is almost here! What are you going to be?
Community Hall of Fame
Quick, start! A quickstart project for littleBits Arduino by Mike Vladimer, @mikimer This project maps all the inputs from (0 to 1023) to (0 to 99) for display on the serial monitor and then remaps to (0 to 255) for analog outputs. It’s meant for people who are familiar with littleBits, but could use some help getting used to programming the Arduino. Check out Mike’s handy dandy intro video:
Minecraft mod Tests
- Two of our amazing Store Ambassadors, Bryan and Alana, play tested the latest Minecraft mod. They made an intruder alarm for mobs (animals of MC) and a cage to contain them. But if they become too annoying, a pressure sensor can sink mobs in a lava pit. We also unsuccessfully tried to control power rails and failed to build a working circuit in the Nether World - fantastic game breakers these amabassors were!
- Even though these players were seasoned vets, the littleBits addition added a new layer of play and control that they LOVED ed.We can’t wait till the next playtest. - @lizabits
'#HackHalloween Contest is Going Strong
- 32 submissions on the project page, and counting! Below are some quick yum yums to keep you satisfied until Halloween!
- Spider Coffin #HackHalloween by Christitty, Chatanooga, TN. A 3D printed spider coffin threatens to open when you make noise near the sound trigger!
- Danilo’s Horror Box that opens ‘remotely’ #hackhalloween A hydraulic activator (syringes and a straw) pushes the button that sounds a buzzer while a DC motor flips open the box. #I_Want_This_IRL
- Bat Prank by João Guilherme and Thomaz from Sao Paulo, Brazil. When you pull the bat out, a roller switch sets off blinking led eyes and a buzzer!
Community Call & Halloween Party!
- It’s a costume party, and you’re totally invited!!! Bring your gadgets, your #HackHalloween pranks and costumes! We can’t wait to see you and your inventions!