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Adafruitspotting Across the Border During #HourOfCode in Vancouver, Canada | @codeorg @MicrosoftVan @microsoftcanada

Spotted some Adafruit components & parts in tweets from Microsoft in Education Canada and Microsoft Vancouver‏ (and participants) as part of their #HourOfCode event. The outstanding winner seen in the tweets? You guessed it: Circuit Playground Express! Compatible with Microsoft MakeCode, CircuitPython or the Arduino IDE, this round board contains a smörgåsbord of sensors, 10 NeoPixels, microphone and mini speaker, and of course the alligator clip-friendly I/O pins that make the Circuit Playground Express an ideal tool for kids and advanced makers alike to quickly prototype and learn with.

The space where the event was held looks fun too!


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.

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