I’m very excited to see some new names alongside some long-time OSHW luminaries, including keynote speaker Chris Anderson, Akiba from Freaklabs, Josef Prusa, Erin ‘RobotGrrl’ Kennedy, Ian Lesnet od Dangerous Prototypes and Adafruit BFF Amanda ‘w0z’ Wozniak! This year looks to be even more info-packed than last year, and benefits from the larger space afforded by the new location at Eyebeam in Manhattan.
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.