The real beauty of the Raspberry Pi is you don’t even need any extra hardware to do all sorts of cool things. We already have a full-featured Asterisk PBX running on the RPi complete with Google Voice for free calling throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as free worldwide calling through iNum access points. http://nerd.bz/QTtlIB You can take it for a spin by calling 1-843-284-6844. With a little luck, we’ll have the complete writeup on Nerd Vittles later next week.
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.