Handy Projects Bringing Together 3D Printing and Electronics! #BackToSchool
One of the best things about bringing together 3D printing and electronics: as the manufacturer yourself, you get a chance to learn everything about what you are creating! Take advantage of these three Adafruit Learning System Guides selected for their practical value, along with links to electronics “vitamins” you need along the right hand side of the tutorials.
Charger Charm – 3D Printed holder for Micro LiPo USB Charger: So many projects will need little batteries and little battery chargers. It’s great to start the school year with a friendly, personalized charger for the projects they will invent and share. Our Adafruit micro Lipo USB chargers are great for charging your projects that use our Lithium Polymer Batteries. They’re so small and light, it’s a easy to bring take them with you but you wouldn’t want to lose one! (read more)
3D Printed Camera LED Ring: One thing that every student and educator needs — tools to help them document their projects! Here’s a project that helps you with your future projects! Trying to get those pixel perfect macro shots on a budget? Build your own DIY low cost ring of light with a NeoPixel Ring and Trinket, Adafruit tiny arduino micro controller. The color and brightness of the LEDs can be programmed to color or pattern! (read more)
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.