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.
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.