If you’ve ever felt the urge to build something, listen up. This weekend, a very special edition of Startup Weekend is hitting the Northwest. The Makerhaus is hosting a ‘Maker’ style event this coming weekend (June 28- 30).
What is a Maker event? Glad you asked! Maker events are focused on building physical products during the weekend…awesome right? And better yet, it’s made possible because by access to state-of-the-art tools and expertise provided by Makerhaus . The 10,000 square foot facility offers micro-controllers, laser cutting equipment, 3D printers, metal working areas, woodworking tools, and more, making the possibilities of what can be created during the weekend just about endless.
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.
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