The iPhone is a Swiss Army Knife for makers. It looks like a brick of metal and glass, but with the touch of a button, instantly becomes almost any tool required. No matter if you’re a vegan looking for a new way to cook seitan or a carnivore searching for the ultimate grill gadget, there’s an app for that. Kids working on their first tree fort, grandfathers building their 1,000th ship in a bottle, and kitchen table crafters alike can use these 10 apps to get inspired, develop ideas, and share their work with the masses.
So get that knife out of your pocket and tool up!
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.
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