The United States spends more money on education than many countries, yet those dollars have not yielded better performance. For example, The Slovak Republic, which spends around $53,000 USD per student, performs at the same level as the United States, which spends over $115,000 USD per student.
Few experiences can compete with the awe and wonder inspired by a visit to China. The magnitude and scale is beyond anything familiar here in the United States to the point that touching ground in JFK, LAX or SFO all feel infrastructurally and technologically dated. And, the old school stereotype of a lethargic state-run Communist China, well that just isn’t true. China is not without its problems and its officials still love to meddle, but even its inefficiencies are playing to the advantage of enterprising entrepreneurs.
The Zubi Flyer is a toy for kids and expected to be thrown, dropped, and who knows what else. We tested the parts over concrete with a PCB in place throwing long distances to ensure the lid wasn't going to pop off or loosen during play or when hit against another object. The Zubi Flyer protects and secures the PCB and it flies great!!
Diffraction is the bending of waves around obstacles, or the spreading of waves by passing them through an aperture, or opening. Any sort of energy that travels in a wave is capable of diffraction, and the diffraction of light and sound waves produces a range of effects. Sound waves are much bigger than light waves, however, so diffraction of sound is a part of everyday life that most people today take for granted. Diffraction of light waves, on the other hand, is a lot more complex, and has a range of applications in science and technology, including the use of diffraction gratings in the creation of holograms.
As startups we hustle, like nations pivot. Right now large shifts are brewing in global trade, and top economies are converging fast and hard for the win. On the global front Russia is organizing its biggest Zapad in military history while China is seeing unprecedented growth in market sectors that should have America business leaders shaking at the knees.
If you were lucky as a kid you had the opportunity to turn a cardboard box into anything from a rocket ship to school bus! Watching my kids play makes me want to light their toys all on the fire and dance around the ashes, then cancel Christmas. The reality is that the imagination of a child is much more entertaining than anything that I could buy from the store. And, as it turns out, science shows strong evidence that my evil plan might actually not be that evil at all.
On August 21, 2017 many on planet earth will have the rare opportunity to witness a Total Solar Eclipse. How rare, exactly? Well, it depends literally where on earth you are at a given point in time. If you reside primarily in the United States, then your last chance to have seen a Total Solar Eclipse was February 26, 1979. And, the next time you will be pulling out your solar eclipse glasses won't be until August 12, 2045!
Code Zubi Flyer With Arduino
Click HERE for the Fuze Install Kit
Code Zubi Flyer With ScratchX
Click HERE to beta the Fuze ScratchX Extension
In The Box
- Zubi Flyer Frisbee
- Illuminator Printed Circuit Board
- Magnet Wand
- Instructable Booklet
- Happy Face Micro-USB
- Diffraction Glasses (2 Pairs)
- Accessory Box
12 Fun Games
Newbie Zubie, Catch the Light, Hot Potato, Copy Cat, Hand Harmonica, Telephone, Pong, RGB Light Hack, RGB Single Light Hack, Shortcut Hack, Mood Light, Name that Tune
Connect Zubi to a computer to learn coding
Physically assemble the flyer
Educational Instructable - Learn how Zubi works, or explore fun facts about electrical current flow and different forms of energy
Creatively Explore Light
See light differently with our fun light diffraction glasses, and play with over 16 million hues of color
Digitally Explore Sound
Control 7 octaves of sound with the buzzer
Reed & Button Switches, 7 Octave Piezo Buzzer, Circuits & Circuit Board, Microcontroller, Push Buttons, RGB LEDs, Electrical Current Flow, Forms of Energy
Arduino - Open Source
Our programs are FREE for anyone to use with access to FREE code repositories where you can explore the endless possibilities of coding your Zubi Flyer
Online Learning Portal
Our FUZE website will have a FREE learning portal that will have a minimum of three courses that will walk you through the process of changing code on your flyer
- PC Board
- IC MCU 8BIT 32KB FLASH 44QFN (ATMEGA32U4)
- AUDIO PIEZO TRANSDUCER 30V TH
- 5050 APA102C THREE-COLOR LED SMD
- PHOTOCELL 27-60KOHM
- SWITCH REED SPST-NO 500MA 140V
- TACTILE SWITCH SPST-NO 0.02A 15V
- SWITCH PUSHBUTTON SPST 2A 14V
The Zubi Flyer is the bomb dot com for makers: 5 PWM pins, 12 DIOs as well as hardware serial connections Rx and Tx. Running at 16MHz and 5V. The onboard switch-mode boost regulator is designed to operate on 3 Volts. Power can be supplied from a 3 Volt CR123A battery or from a USB cable that provides regulated +5 Volts DC to the board. Do not run any power exceeding 5 Volts as the regulator cannot handle step-down voltage.
- ATmega32U4 running at 5V/16MHz
- Supported under Arduino IDE v1.0.1
- On-Board micro-USB connector for programming
- Rx and Tx Hardware Serial Connections
Zubi Flyer .ZIP Library
Zubi Flyer Drivers (Windows only)
Mac + Windows
See PIN Assignments HERE
learn how stuff works!