This week’s project is a wayfinding watch! Built with FLORA, a GPS+compass, and a NeoPixel ring, the “NeoGeo” watch can navigate you to any place you like, tell you which way is north, all on top of regular timekeeping. It’s chunky in style on a leather cuff with room to spare for a tiny lipoly battery, and still looks great on even tiny wrists (mine are only six inches around)! Build your own with the complete tutorial on the Adafruit Learning System, and watch the video on YouTube (please subscribe!) and Vimeo.
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.