Today was my presentation at the Connecticut Science Teacher’s Association conference. I was able to give away 10 Circuit Playgrounds and get teachers coding within minutes. Everyone loved using Makecode and they were super excited to get code up and running on the boards. I did write up a blog post version of my slides on one of my sites. I also included a few pictures of teachers trying out coding for the first time. Feel free to share these in any way you would like. There will also be some news postings from the university I go to and I can send you links to that as well.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.