Although I didn’t get to meet Hypnocube co-founder Chris Lomont in person, I was drawn to his Maker Faire table like a moth to flame. His wall of NeoPixel strip was aglow like the sunset, and his LEDs cubes pulsed with different colors and simulated 3D shapes. In Chris’ absence I couldn’t help but stare, quite intently and for perhaps too long, into those color-changing LEDs.
Adafruit is covering World Maker Faire New York 2013, September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science! This two-day family-friendly festival celebrating making of all kinds returns to NYC for its fourth year. We’d love to see what fun you’re up to onsite– share your pictures with us on Twitter and Google+ community.
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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.
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