36 Playtime Products That’ll Make You Feel Like a Kid Again
For their annual Design Life issue, WIRED has put together a list of the most geeked-out and best-designed products around:
The work week is finally finished—it’s time to have some fun. But not all fun is designed equally. For our annual Design|Life special issue, we’ve gathered 36 of the coolest gadgets, games and home wares that will help you forget about the office, and do it in style. So go ahead, play a game of poker with Areaware’s minimalist playing cards, sip some rosé from Vapur’s nylon wine carrier and throw on the freaky unicorn mask we feature in the slideshow above. We won’t judge—it’s your weekend.
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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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