Every year, pro leagues see huge cash deals given to athletes who subsequently don’t perform—just take a look at NFL and NBA failures like Jamarcus Russell and Greg Oden. But can teams make better picks by strapping high-end performance trackers onto young athletes?
Wearable technology companies are aiming to reduce or eliminate those types of mistakes by introducing another layer of actionable data into sports analysis. Increasingly, pro teams are looking at data from wearable devices—instead of just the old eyes of scouts—to figure out which talent is right to bet on.
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.