Harness the power of the sun for – whatever! Solar technology may be commonplace, but converting light into electricity is still an amazing bit of magic. Join Collin as he explores what makes solar tick and it how it relates to other common components.
Thanks to the solar technology, it’s surprisingly easy to harness the power of our nearest star. Just add photons to a relatively simple silicon sandwich, kick back and watch the electrons hussle. Praise the sun!
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.