Computer science for all. Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York announces today that in 10 years all of the city’s public schools will be required to offer computer science to all students, as is already the case in San Francisco and Chicago. Nationally, about one-quarter of schools offer computer programming courses, according to data from Google and Gallup.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.