Adafruit Extra Credit: The Results #AdafruitExtraCredit #CircuitPlayground

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Adafruit Extra Credit this past August!! We got a ton of great submissions and it was exciting to see what everyone is doing with the Circuit Playground

We have selected a few projects that really highlight this excellent community.

Here are some projects we think exemplify what circuit playground is meant to/can do, with projects suitable from young engineers to the experienced makers.

Facebook user John R shared this project for using the Circuit Playground to draw with color:


John Rehwinkel I had been playing with a project to draw with

Daniel S shared this Tron Hand Scanner on Google Plus:

Made a fake hand scanner for my son using the CircuitPlayground He is in t

Discord user Sigafoos shared “Circuit Jouster”:

Adafruitextracredit Discord

Elliot P Shared his project using a Circuit Playground as a robot controller on Twitter:

Elliot Pittam on Twitter Using Adafruit s Circuit Playground as a Robot Controller https t co ogMccVMjef AdafruitExtraCredit CircuitPlayground

And finally we selected one project to receive special honors

Instagram user isabellavalentine shared this Hug Request glove:

Isabella Valentine on Instagram Custom music hug request cuffs for my brother Abe ? Since he loves hugs but can t ask for them now he can He loves listening to opera Instagram

Thank you again to all the participants for making the community excellent!


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!

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As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email circuitpython2022@adafruit.com to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

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