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.
I was just going to ask you guys if you were going to start carrying an Oscope. I’ve long been considering going with a digital scope because the newer cheap ones offer sampling built-in. For the moment, I’m sticking with my father’s old Tek 465, but as I get a little more advanced, I’m coming to you guys for my scope needs.
I purchased one of these myself a while back, and have absolutely no hesitation recommending them to anyone who really starts to have a serious interest in electronics and embedded devices. You might not need a scope every day, but when you do need one you’ll be glad you have it in your tools cupboard.
It’s not a trivial investment if you’re a hobbiest, but this particular model is at least a smart one.