Don’t worry, Rachel’s is here. This store is for electronic hobbyists, DIY enthusiasts, hackers and triple Es. We specialize in breaking out oddly usefully microchips and designing custom kits. Our primary mission is education. closely followed by our secondary mission, building cool things that nobody has ever seen before.
Rachel’s Electronics was started by Joel Murphy, an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, New York. The germ of the idea was born of a mutual frustration. There aren’t any brick and mortar electronics shops in New York that reflect the current popularity of tearing into the electronic world around us and wreaking glorious havoc. Joel ran into Rachel at an art opening. She was hearing about Arduino and wanted to include it in her art classes. We lamented that she and her students couldn’t just go downtown and get the cool stuff that you find online. A place where you expect to find knowledgeable staff to ask questions of. He agreed that the city was really lacking a comprehensive electronics supply store. That was when Rachel said “You should really open up a store!”.
So here we are. Based in Brooklyn. Online. Hey, Rome was not built in a day. Our goal is to establish the local that you’ve been waiting for. Well stocked with the most popular embedded systems development hardware. Custom kits and breakouts for every level of skill. We promise to share.
We haven’t met these folks yet and don’t know more than what’s on their site, but we’d like to welcome Joel and Rachel to the wonderful world of doing electronic kits and business! Their site is filled with cool stuff and most of all we like the We promise to share proclamation, we’re looking forward to more people and companies doing open source hardware!
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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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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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