If you never got to experience an arcade in person, or are feeling nostalgic for the good old days of gaming check out New Retro Arcade, a tech demo for Oculus Rift’s VR headset. The demo lets you walk around and play emulated arcade games in a virtual reality simulation of an arcade from the 80’s & 90’s. You can even play a few consoles like Gameboy and Super Nintendo, throw darts, shoot basketballs, and even go bowling in the simulated arcade! The only thing the simulation needs is a little Cupcade arcade cabinet to play!
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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