Today, February 1st, launches the 7th Edition of the annual Thing-A-Day activity. Participants post a single project they create, each and every day of the shortest month of the year, of whatever activity they want to share. From an elaborate meal to sophisticated Arduino patches, the range of contributions is most of the fun when checking in on the project stream. (Check out my favorite project, Ranjit’s 5th Annual Musical-Instrument-A-Day Challenge, here!)
Are you going to participate? Wanna shame me into finishing this year? Check out details how to participate this year at the WordPress.com site for ThingADayForever and share what you are looking to try this year by posting a comment below.
2013 is Thing-a-day’s 7 year as an open space that enables people to get together virtually and participate in a creative sprint to make one new thing a day and post it to a collective blog space.
The rules for participation are minimal, everyone is encouraged to select a weekly, monthly or daily challenge and theme for themselves and get to work. You can use ant medium as long as your efforts can be reported back on this blog once a day.
Thing-a-day is a place where everyone can imagine, inspire, create, dream, and present work to a group of peers striving to further their practice. The goal is to make creativity a daily ritual and to help create a digital community of like minded and supporting people.
Everyone is welcome. You’re free to sign-up, watch, and comment on the work of other fellow participants. All you have to do is commit to yourself and try your best.
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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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.