This is a companion kit for the wildly popular Adventures in Raspberry Pi book by Carrie Ann Philbin. The book’s a great beginner guide to the Raspberry Pi and this kit includes the electronic components to do the interactive projects in the second half of the book. No soldering is required! It’s plug and play and easy to try out the electronics adventures even if you’ve never done electronics in your life.
Carrie Anne Philbin is a high school computing teacher who advises the U.K. government on the revised ICT curriculum. She teaches 11 to 15 year olds programming and system administration skills using the Raspberry Pi. Her book coupled with our add-on pack is a great way to get any kid started!
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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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