As the Year Closes: How Do We Keep Time? #SaturdayMorningCartoons
My favorite celebration is New Year’s Eve. It is utterly arbitrary, but arbitrary in a kind of way that we all agree on without getting into heresies. Let’s pick this day, hang out with folks we dig, and count backwards, and cheer. Love it.
And if you’ve got a bit more time this weekend, here’s physicist Dr. Donna Carroll with a fantastic talk about the foundations of what is time, how is it divided, and how did our calendars come to be. Really great stuff from the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.