One of America’s lesser-known past times is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – initiated in 2004. And founded in this decade, CryptoParty‘s aim is to spread awareness and understanding of cryptography for all users, operating systems, and needs. And their first pop-up in the borough of Queens, NYC, is this upcoming Wednesday, October 19th, from 6-9PM at Flux Factory in Long Island City. Here’s the Facebook event for more details – hope to 1ezoDI=IwEmS 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, 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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