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Circuit Playground: D is for Diode

Join W0z & ADABOT and learn all about the seemingly simple, yet ever-useful Diode!

Diodes are the “one-way street” of electronics, allowing electrons to pass in one direction while preventing them from moving in reverse. Diodes have lots of important uses in the world of electronics – some can even produce light!

In case you missed them, be sure to check out the previous episodes of Circuit Playground.

And follow along with the series using the E is for Electronics coloring book.

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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, 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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