The 123D Team at Autodesk has released some new updates to their latest addition to the 123D family. The main updates include the ability to accurately simulate capacitors and inductors in real time and display signals on a virtual Oscilloscope. There are new of components that can be simulatable in the breadboard editor. They’ve included logic chips, transistors, and a couple Arduino-compatible boards. They’re building the simulation models for each new component, so if you have a request, drop them a suggestion!
Design circuits in a web browser? Check. Simulate buttons, motors, resistors, and LEDs? It’s got that too. Let you write, compile, and simulate Arduino-compatible code? Yes, yes and YES. Accurately simulate capacitors and inductors in real time? New! Display signals on a virtual Oscilloscope? Also New! With so many new components and the oscilloscope, you now have the power to take your circuits to the next level — it’s time to build a servo controlled robotic hand, or a techno sound making motion sensor. The power is in your hands. Go forth, design, simulate and create!
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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.