To help celebrate PI Day (March 14th – 3/14), my 10 year old daughter made a Pi sign out of the RGB LED Strip from Adafruit. (controlled by an Arduino Uno). She learned to program the Arduino taking a class I taught. The book I wrote for the class can be downloaded for free from introtoarduino.com
REMINDER: Pi Day sale! 3.1415% off everything in the Adafruit store with code “pi” valid through 11:59pm ET 3/14/2012
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.