Although it is snowing in Colorado as we speak, most schools are getting out this week (if they aren't already) and with summer just around the corner, we're here to help kickstart your calendar for the season with some of our finest summer-appropriate projects, tutorials and products. You may love to get outdoors, but you can still find a project to accompany you. Maybe it's a stormy day and you need an activity to pass the time. Perhaps it is way too hot outside to be comfortable, which makes for the perfect excuse to stay inside and cool. Whatever you reason may be, check out all the parts and projects below to get a better idea of what to get started on!
Summer is the best time to get outside, which also makes it perfect for getting accurate temperature, humidity and barometric readings. We have multiple options to get you started, including an incredibly handy kit utilizing micro:bit!
What better time of year focus on fitness? We offer a multitude of different options to find your heart rate, electromyography (EMG) and oxygen readings, all from very simple set-ups!
Be the life of the party when you bring your very own, custom audio player to your next BBQ, party or impromptu get-together! People will be sure to ask how you made it, but be warned, they'll also probably hit you up in the future when one of their electronics breaks down (if they don't already)!
To round out the post, here are a few random projects we've created that can be put to good use in the warmer months! If you don't see one you like, we have hundreds more over on our Learn Site.
Wireless Audio Bluetooth Adapter w/ BC127
December 14, 2017
Raspberry Pi Zero Helmet Impact Force Monitor
March 8, 2018
Building an Autonomous Vehicle: The Batmobile
December 6, 2016
Light Up Pennant with E-Textiles
September 17, 2015
Sunrise Machine with the Tessel 2
October 13, 2016
These are just a few ideas to get you started this summer. Maybe you want to build a drone or robot? How about tackling machine learning and artificial intelligence? You can even stay in and read a book! Regardless, let us know what you are making this summer!