ASK AN ENGINEER is 5 years old. We’ve done our weekly engineering chat LIVE almost every Saturday night for the last 5 years and recently moved the show to Wednesday nights.
It all started with a free web camera we got a conference we plugged in to a shipping station and answered questions while Ladyada and pt did kitting and shipped orders from their apartment.
We’ve answered thousands of engineering and maker business questions, demoed projects, put LEDs on mosfet the cat and had guests from around the world from Arduino to SparkFun. 2 years ago we added a show-and-tell 30 minutes before the show with makers of all ages and skill levels sharing their projects. The most important part of any “show” is the community and audience, thank you everyone!
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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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.