Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Opens “Celebrating Fifty Years”

August 10, 2017 In 1968, following major renovations, the Old Patent Office Building opened as the permanent home for two Smithsonian museums, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Collection of Fine Arts (later renamed the Smithsonian American Art Museum). To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that event, the National …

Advisory: Smithsonian Adds Major League Baseball Artifacts to National Sports Collection

Media only:  Melinda Machado (202) 633-3129 machadom@si.edu   Laura Duff   (202) 633-3129 duffl@si.edu   What:  National Museum of American History will add more than a dozen significant artifacts from the careers of Major League Baseball players, including Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Yogi Berra, Brooks Robinson and Ozzie Smith …

6 hardware projects for upgrading your home

Every day, hobbyists and tinkerers are pushing the boundaries of what we can do with low-cost microcontrollers and mini-computers like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. That trend doesn’t stop when it comes to IoT and home automation. In this article, I’ll round up six projects from Adafruit Industries that use …