Shawn Connally is the director of digital media for Maker Media. Her passions for technology and journalism have been serving her well for more than 20 years. She was previously the founding managing editor of both MAKE and CRAFT magazines. She has written for many publications, including the Marin Independent Journal, Web Techniques magazine, The Industry Standard, and Quokka Sports, and held leadership production roles at AmericasCup.com, NBCOlympics.com, and ZDNet. She was a writer and editor for Web Review, the online magazine for web designers, has edited books (GIF Animation Studio, Makers:), and began her working relationship with O’Reilly as an editor and writer for Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial website.
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.