Calling all real life MacGyvers’ out there! Can you make almost anything out of almost anything then love to share it on social? Do you use social media site such as Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram, and Facebook to share tips and advice for others to make great inventions and constructs out of raw materials? The winner of the #Maker Shorty Award will be a someone who finds #DIY projects fascinating, and enjoys learning and loves sharing what they can do. Nominate who you think should win the #Maker Shorty Award now!
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.
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