Check out this great interview from the Embedded.fm podcast with Simone Giertz, maker of awesome robots like the chopping machine shown above. Simone talks about her inspiration for projects, how she got started, and what it’s like when her videos go viral on YouTube, reddit, etc. There’s a funny quote about the attitude she takes regarding bad internet comments, “It’s easier to shoot a plane down then land it” Great quote! Be sure to check out Simone’s YouTube channel and Facebook page for more fun inventions she’s made.
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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