Wow! What a day! Our ladyada was at the Student Hackathon: Animal Rescue today in NYC part of the Computer Science For All, New York City Department of Education efforts! Congrats students the code and projects were great!
At CS4ALL hackathons, students from all over New York City are challenged work together to reimagine their communities and how technology gets used. Hackathons are ideal for honing new or familiar programming languages as students work in fresh and exciting environments, learning how to rapidly prototype ideas and create working demos, as well as develop and present their ideas to judges and other students. How can code help animals in need? Find out at the CS4ALL Hackathon on Thursday, November 3 at the Downtown Community Television Center! Coders + animal lovers of all levels are welcome!
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.