In just two days time we’re able to crack open the first window of the advent calendar scoff the chocolate and then wait until Santa delivers that train set I’ve been a super good boy for.
Christmas is officially here, this weekend Christmas tree shops will fill previously empty retail outfits for about three weeks; the original pop-up stores – though fireworks outlets do dispute this claim.
To fill the tree you might be looking for something extra-special, a one off piece that none of your friends have. Here we’ve selected some of our favourite 3D printed decorations for you to either buy or print off at home.
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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.