It’s hard to believe that winter will be here in just a few months, but at least there are some cool new ways to stay warm this year. Jared Cotter has three wearables that will be heating up the chilly season.
This smart jacket features 40 functions for iPhone and Android users. It’s said to be the ultimate customizable utility jacket with mobile device charging, pockets for USB batteries, headphones, keys and more. Retractable gloves, neck pillow and a sleep shade in the hoodie let you chill in comfort. LED lights on the sleeves and hood keep you safe at night. The jacket starts at around $180 and expects to ship this January.
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.