As always, New York’s hometown hackerspace, NYC Resistor, is representing Brooklyn pride at Maker Faire this year. Their exhibit contains numerous fascinating projects in a very inviting layout. Atop the center console, the beacon that is Octoscroller calls out to visitors. It’s comprised of eight 16×32 RGB LED matrix panels.
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.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.