Civic Hacking and the Maker Movement Create Smarter Cities #NationOfMakers #WeekofMaking @whitehouseostp
As part of the Maker Cities initiative, IFTF created a Maker Cities game, which empowers players to imagine the future of their city and submit ideas about how the Maker Movement can positively impact society. In April, IFTF presented at Burning Man’s Global Leadership conference discussing how makers can improve their local areas. During the event, some of the attendees formed groups and prototyped their own Maker Cities.
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.