Contextual Electronics is a 10 week program designed to teach electronics in the setting of an online community – equipped with tutorials, instructional videos, and a hands-on tasks for you to complete throughout the course:
From the FAQ:
It’s [Contextual Electronics] a site for learning all about electronics! The contextual refers to the fact that learning is easiest when you have a hands-on approach to learning and when you learn things as you need them. Without context (such as when you’re sitting in a lecture hall being told how to work an equation), it’s hard care about learning something. Once you know how it can be used, the learning becomes easy and fun!
This course is meant for people that are interested in electronics and want to move to the next level. They want to begin or get better at building electronic circuits for their own purposes.
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.