Many people refer to the Friday after Thanksgiving as ‘Black Friday’. It’s a day of rampant nonsense where people spend hours standing in line for cheap TV’s. Around here, we call it ‘Hack Friday’ — and we use it to celebrate people making things. If you’re lucky enough to have some time off on Friday, consider doing what we do — make something cool!
The project can be as simple or complex as you’d like. It can even be just a stage of a larger project. The idea is to spend some time actively creating, instead of passively consuming.
All day on Friday I’ll be blogging Hack Friday projects from around the web. If you want your project featured, post it on Twitter or G+ with the tag #hackfriday.
Check out our previous posts if you need some ideas, and share your projects with the world this year!
See you on Friday!
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.