Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018: Attention! Please place all UPS Next Day orders by Monday 12/17/2018 11 AM EST
0

Rocketboom visits Adafruit Industries (video)


Rocketboom Tech correspondent Ellie Rountree visits engineer and founder of Adafruit Industries, Limor Fried (Ladyada) to talk about our DIY open source electronic kits! (MOV).


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 9,200+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Japanese word working and more in December’s issue of HackSpace magazine!

Wearables — Solder-less magic

Electronics — = != ==.

Biohacking — Finding Bliss with Anandamide

Python for Microcontrollers — sysfs is dead! long live libgpiod! libgpiod for linux & Python running hardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python @Adafruit #Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



9 Comments

  1. This is awesome! But how were you able to get all the equipment? Seems it would cost a lot.

  2. hi chris, most of the equipment isn’t that expensive and for the things that are (laser cutter) we paid them off fully as we bought them with projects, kits and work.

  3. OMG Limor is so hot and smart I love this vid.

  4. I was just curious about the pong clock around the 8 second mark of the video. Was that done with an Arduino and a ks0108 display?

    Thanks

  5. It’s not a pong clock, its a “retro table tennis” clock. I was thoroughly chastised at the engineer’s chat for using a term trademarked by Atari 🙂

  6. andrew, yup we have a future ‘retro arcade style table tennis desktop clock’ kit with a ks0108 display. there isn’t an ‘arduino’ proper but uses the same chip.

  7. Great interview! Keep the great kits coming!
    What model o-scope is that on your bench?

  8. The scope is a TDS2014B. its a bit overkill, most people would be very happy with just the TDS1012

  9. I am considering to buy an oscilloscope. I know that faster oscilloscopes means more money. What do you think is a good compromise for the average hobbyist? I guess it depends on what I want to do (working with NTSC or just some audio). What is your take on DSO vs. the good old analog?

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.