Early spring I did a 6 week project together with my craft collegues. The students (secondary school ie about 15 years old) were to solve some kind of (preferably) accessability/communication problem using clothes, clothing accessories etc and the Circuit Playground. We had a lot of fun, the students got very involved and the results were awesome.
The Swedish teaching magazine Origo, for math and science teachers, decided to visist us and the result arrived yesterday. The headline on the cover reads “Creative coding”. 🙂
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.