The Adafruit Trinket Is a Tiny, Versatile Microcontroller

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You’ve got all kinds of choices for microcontrollers for your DIY projects, but Adafruit’s newest, the Trinket, is a tiny, Arduino-powered board that fits on your fingertip.

The Adafruit Tinket is powered with an ATtiny85, and has the Arduino IDE so it can function essentially like a tiny Arduino board. That means you can upload small programs via USB, and it runs off very little power so it can keep going for a long time. It’s a capable little board all things considered, and if you’re in need of something very small for your projects it’s worth a look.

Adafruit Trinket ($ 7.95) | Adafruit

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GRID-IT Backpack Combines Versatile Storage with a Great Bag

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GRID-IT Backpack Combines Versatile Storage with a Great Bag

We love the GRID-IT organizer because it provides such a versatile method of organizing just about anything in your bag. Since bags and GRID-ITs get along so well as it is, why not marry the two to make the ultimate organized backpack?

GRID-ITs can get pretty thick when you attach a lot of things to them, and you have to find a comfortable spot in your bag. The GRID-IT backpack solves that problem by making an entire padded section available just for the GRID-IT organizer. On top of that, you get a much larger surface area because it’s integrated right into the bag. Aside from that one flagship feature, the backpack houses up to a 15″ laptop, a tablet, and a few other items of your choosing. It’ll cost you $ 80 for this fully-integrated bag, but that’s about what you’d pay for a standard backpack anyway. If you’d prefer something more versatile, however, check out our guide to building a modular go bag. If you want, you can even make your own GRID-IT on the cheap.

GRID-IT Backpack ($ 80) | Cocoon Innovations via Cult of Mac

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