My name is Byron and I’m from south east Florida and I want to thank Adafruit for making it easy for me to get started with DIY electronics. I have always been a software developer and web developer and went to school for that. I primarily used Microsoft technology such as C# and. NET. I never did any electronics or had that much of an interest in it until now.
It all started when I decided to purchase a Raspberry Pi back in August of last year on Amazon. At first I was planning to just use it as a Linux PC and experiment with software, however the projects I discovered on the Internet really interested me. I also learned about Arduino and found the Adafruit website. I purchased an Arduino as well and other components and realized how easy it was to get into it. Then I started to purchase a lot of stuff off the Adafruit website. I went from having zero electronics experience to learning how to solder and do basic projects from the Adafruit site in just a few months. The tutorials and videos on the Adafruit site helped all this happen. If it wasn’t for any of this I would have never gotten into this fun stuff so thank you.
I also watch the Show and Tell and Ask An Engineer every week and always look forward to it every week. These videos make it even more fun to be a part of this community. I am going to figure out what I want to make and be on the Show and Tell.
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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