The Make Presents video series took an in-depth look at a number of common electronic components, instruments, & fundamentals – exploring their usage, functionality, and even a good bit of history. Each episode was initially planned as an introduction for newcomers, but there’s some interesting bits of info in there for veterans as well.
I learned a lot while researching & shooting these vids and every now & then someone comes up to me on the street and tells how much they’ve enjoyed watching them. That’s always a great feeling – especially considering this is educational content. I love you internet.
(click through below for the full series.)
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.