Getting a classroom full of computers up and running with the Arduino IDE can take a significant portion of any workshop’s time (don’t get me started on Turkish Windows 8), and sometimes you just need to load your code on the go, away from your home machine! Try Codebender, which now has support for Adafruit FLORA, GEMMA, and Trinket! Bookmark it as another tool in your Arduino-compatible arsenal, and read more about it on the Adafruit Learning System.
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.