It’s #hackfriday 2013! Stay in and Make Something Great!
It’s Hack Friday! (finally!)
All day today we’ll be featuring projects from around the web — tag your project posts #hackfriday on Twitter and G+ and we’ll post them up on the Adafruit blog!
You’re welcome to post your own #hackfriday projects, ideas, and aspirations in the comments here too.
What is Hack Friday?
Hack Friday is an alternative to Black Friday that celebrates personal initiative and creativity. Instead of mobbing the local box store at 4am, you sleep in, stay home, and work on your own projects with the people you love. A Hack Friday project can be anything you like, from gardening to programming to woodwork and beyond — the point is to encourage active creating instead of passive consuming. It’s an unofficial, nationwide 24-hour hackathon.
Hack Friday — “There Are No Lines at the Work Bench!
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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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.