Google Summer of Code sponsors open software projects for hardware makers
On March 14, the Google Summer of Code program starts accepting applications from registered university students to earn money by spending their summer break writing code and learning about open source development. Students with accepted proposals are paired with mentors who are part of established communities. Many of the students stay connected to those communities well-beyond the participation in the summer coding program.
Students participating with BeagleBoard.org this year will have the opportunity to focus a lot on kernel-level stuff, and we’ll likely have at least one student working on high-level library improvement, and further reducing the initial learning curve (possibly focusing on the out-of-box Cloud9IDE experience, and making sure there’s plenty of cool, working and well-documented demos in there for the different libraries). We’re also looking to have a project focusing on what the flexible robotics focused BeagleBone Blue can enable with the right software, potentially making it very quick to get up and running with different robotics platforms, like Ardupilot, ROS, etc.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.