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August 1, 2017 AT 5:30 pm

Looking for a fun way to share your Circuit Playground projects? Check out #AdafruitExtraCredit #CircuitPlayground

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If you’ve been looking to share your Adafruit projects with the community as a whole, wowee, do we have exciting news for you!

Share any of your completed Circuit Playground projects this August on Facebook, G+, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter with #AdafruitExtraCredit #CircuitPlayground and submit them at Adafruit.com/ExtraCredit for a chance to have your project featured on the Adafruit Blog and maybe even a surprise Adafruit treat.

Read more about Adafruit Extra Credit and check out the Adafruit Learning System for some great Circuit Playground tips, projects and inspiration today!


New to Circuit Plagyground and not sure where to start? Check out Circuit Playground Lesson #0!

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Circuit Playground Lesson #0 – The first step on your electronics journey: Gone are the days where you need thousands of dollars of equipment and lots physics/math background. Nowadays, if you want to learn to work with electronics, you can jump right in for $20 or less, and any sort of computer. And we’re talking about learning a lot of electronics – from the basics of analog to the complexities of firmware. With a good pack of parts, you can build a base of knowledge that will take you from your first blinking LED to someone who can start prototyping and inventing custom products.

Who is this for? Anyone with a computer they can install software on, an Arduino or compatible and the ability to type and click a mouse. That’s pretty much the minimum.

You don’t need to know a lot of physics or math, and just like an Art Degree isn’t required for making art and being creative, you don’t need to have a computer science degree. It helps if you’re comfortable using computers but that’s a skill most people pick up through life.

If you know how to program already – great! If not, don’t worry, we’ll teach you enough to be dangerous.

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3530 15Here at Adafruit we’re happy to see what the community is up to. Whether you’re posting on our G+ Community Makers, hackers, artists & engineers, pinging us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or joining us on Show and Tell, we’re seeing what you’re creating and it’s exciting.

This August we’d like to see all of your Circuit Playground projects. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, regardless of how recently you completed a project with Circuit Playground, share it on Facebook, G+, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter with #AdafruitExtraCredit #CircuitPlayground and submit it at Adafruit.com/extracredit for a chance to have your project featured on the Adafruit Blog and maybe even a surprise Adafruit treat!

Learn more and submit your project here!


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