Forget those boring chocolate-filled advent calendars! Why not opting for brand-new and innovative experiments instead that make the build-up to Christmas 2013 great fun? Every day, behind one of these little doors, there’s an electronic component waiting which comes with full instructions and doesn’t require any technical knowledge. Great fun for Electronics ethusiasts & pros, too! Each component is designed to be simply plugged into slots on the PCB, means no soldering required. Experiments can be repeated as often as you like.
And on Christmas Eve, all components add up to a larger electronics project that will help you make your Christmas tree look even more stunning.
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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.
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