This talk is aimed at people who have been introduced to or have used popular maker platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, etc. Deep technical knowledge is not required, but a passing familiarity with these tools will help attendees better understand how they can work with Adafruit.IO.
Tony DiCola is an engineer for Adafruit who is passionate about the Internet of Things and the maker community. His electronics projects have been published in Adafruit’s Learning System, and in print for Make Magazine. Before coming to Adafruit, Tony worked on large scale online services at Microsoft.
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.