If you’ve been following the saga of the fake Atmel ICs, you know what’s going on. If not, read back in time a bit: ATmega Slugs and X-Rays. So a few weeks ago, our writer Chris walks into my office and against all reasonable odds of coincidence in this world, Chris let’s me know that his very own father (Tim) works in the Failure Analysis labs at Atmel. What? Really? Where? In Colorado Springs about 2 hours away. You’re kidding?! Tim had kindly offered to have us come through the lab and analyze the ICs for us.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.