Tony Sherwood joins Adafruit – Senior Web Developer
Hi everyone, my name is Tony Sherwood, and I love that I’m now joining Adafruit as the Senior Web Developer! This place is pretty rad.
Three years ago, I was living in Springfield, MO, where I started an art gallery slash hackerspace (http://www.squidfoo.com). I met some folks there, including Caleb Kraft, editor of HackADay, which led to me moving out to Brooklyn to work for MakerBot. I worked there for a little over a year, helped Team HackADay win the Red Bull Creation Challenge 2012, spent a brief time encouraging urban food production with WindowFarms, and now I’m here, where I can help democratize electrical engineering!
Whenever I’m not here, I’m usually at home with my girlfriend (Leia) and 5 year-old son (Alex) either drawing or building things with Legos. Our next project will be a fully functional half-scale arcade cabinet, which will also serve as a piggy bank for Alex to feed his college fund with.
Welcome aboard Tony!
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.