These days, you can print just about anything! From chess sets to food, 3D printing and immediate in-house fabrication is everywhere. The FDA has even cleared a drug company to create the world’s first 3D printed drug. And for all you makers and tinkerers out there, the last bastion of at-home printing has arrived (ok, there may be others): circuit printing. A new company called Cartesian has created (one of) the world’s first circuit printers, the Argentum. Who wants to wait 3 weeks to get a PCB just to find out you missed a tracing? Now, you can etch your own PCB’s in the comfort of your solarium (everyone’s got a solarium, right?). Check out their website for more details!
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.
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