At the root of any DIY movement is creativity. And there’s an entire branch of the movement that loves getting their hands on anything that needs to be fixed, altered or improved – they’re called “makers”. Nora chats with Limor Fried the founder of Adafruit Industries, a kind of HQ for the electronics maker movement. They make and supply plans and parts and provide them open source online. (Runs 8:23)
As for the good old fashioned radio, this is on air this Sunday (today) afternoon at 1:05 local time in most parts of Canada (4:05 on the west coast). Full broadcast and podcast details are on the 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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.