Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Circuit Playground at Digi-Key
At Maker Faire Bay Area Maker to Market area you can find products from a variety of vendors. One eye catcher is the giant Circuit Playground at the Digi-Key booth.
They’re showing off the actually human scale Circuit Playground boards, as well, and you can even catch a sneak peek of an upcoming Formula E (E is for “Electric”) racing-related Feather Bluetooth-based robot kit. (Don’t ask don’t tell!)
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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.