Curious to try out Apple’s new iBeacon protocol for indoor navigation or basic location-based information services? No need to wait around for affordable HW to be readily available, we’ve put together a guide showing how you can take your Raspberry Pi and Adafruit’s Bluetooth 4.0 USB Module and setup your own piBeacon using the open source Bluez stack! You should be up and running in no time … click here for our step by step learning guide: PiBeacon – DIY iBeacon with Raspberry Pi!
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.