OpenBusiness is planning for 40Fires in partnership with Nesta a conference on Open Hardware on the 4th of December. The conference is an opportunity to edcuate engineers, tinkerers and designers alike on Open Hardware, a growing frontier in the field of innovation. It is also a platform for experts of Open Hardware to exchange ideas and solutions to further improve upon the workings of Open Hardware. Open Hardware works under the same framework as Open Source Software. The design is open the the public, where a virtual community of contributors could modify or build upon the existing design. Some existing projects will be showcased throughout the conference to give a basic gist of how Open Hardware functions.
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.
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