Aside from the store, Adafruit features a blog and a tutorials section. The Adafruit’s blog talks about some interesting electrical engineering/computer engineering topics. But, the main draw of Adafruit, for me, has to be the tutorials section. The tutorials section of Adafruit will give beginners the necessary knowledge to start their own microcontroller projects using either the Arduino board or the AVR microcontroller. Do you want to learn how to use the Xbee Radios that’s all the rage in the Arduino committee? There’s a tutorial for that! Do you want to learn how to assemble the USBTiny AVR programmer? Don’t worry! Adafruit has a tutorial for that as well!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.