In the rush to get out in the morning, do you have five minutes to check the weather alert for the day? Wouldn’t you prefer to spend that five minutes with a warm cup of coffee, reading news that matter to you? Or get those extra five minutes getting some much needed sleep? Let your umbrella stand do more than just stand there. Equip it to check the weather for you, then you can know as you walk out the door whether you need that umbrella or not. A blue light means blue sky (well no rain at least, it may be cloudy), and a blinking red means Rain Alert! Take that umbrella with you.
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
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.