Scott Shawcroft in town for @makerfaire ! @adafruit @tannewt
Scott is in NYC this weekend for some maker fun!
Here’s what he had to say:
Hi, I’m Scott Shawcroft and work for Adafruit out of Seattle. I work on CircuitPython with Dan Halbert and our awesome community. I’m in town to catch up with other remote folks in town and attend World Maker Faire. At Maker Faire I’m meeting tons of new people including friends from our Discord chat (http://adafru.it/discord). I’m excited to see all of the awesome projects that people are making and figure out how CircuitPython can make projects even easier. Join our Adafruit community at any time on Discord to show off your own projects, learn about CircuitPython and get project help from other Adafruit fans.
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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.