Our annual Silicon Chef hardware hackathon (September 27-28, 2014 in San Francisco) was a hit thanks to our brilliant participants! Over 200 people joined the two-day event at Stripe HQ. We had hackers of various ages come from all around the state, including Los Angeles, Salinas and Oakland, in order to hack! With the help of our awesome mentors — experienced hardware and software hackers — the hackathon attendees worked on 27 projects and demoed them on Sunday afternoon. The weekend included inspiring Tech Talks from experienced female engineers in the industry as well.
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.