Another instant classic video from Steven “Rimstar” Dufresne – this time it’s a primer (and accompanying webpage) all about headers (male & female) commonly found on SBCs & microcontroller boards like the Pi & Arduino. I’m definitely going to add this to my own ‘starter pack’ of links to provide to people who are just getting started with prototyping and tinkering! (Oh and thanks to Rimstar for mentioning Adafruit throughout his video and our collection of headers, which can conveniently be located here.)
Working with pin headers: how to solder headers, cutting headers, breakaway headers, both male and female headers are covered.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.