Two weeks to World Maker Faire New York! Time to polish your act.
Exhibiting at a Maker Faire, especially the first time, brings with it stress and sensory overload…but also excitement, kinship and the exchange of ideas. Here are some pointers we’ve collected. This list is by no means exhaustive (nor official)…mostly missed hindsights, above and beyond what you might already be planning and what information the event organizers provide.
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.