Artists who write code, who are able to transform the subtle movements of a bridge into remote sounds, or the shadows from a projector into interactive figures. Designers who aim to express a measure of the mediatic echo of news through aesthetic visualizations. An infinite set of new possibilities is open to creators when programming is part of their tools.
Programming can be understood as an endless set of instructions on a screen or as a language that makes things work. But, in the last decade, a revolution has happened in the visual and sonorous world that has influenced experts and beginners alike, and has spread over all the creative disciplines. New creative languages have emerged allowing users to easily learn to programme and create digital works on their own.
And this revolution has begun with two words: Hello World. The first two words that every programmer writes on the screen.
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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