Adafruit’s Top Ten Learn Guides of 2017 #AdafruitTopTen

We added a ton of new guides in 2017 – surpassing 1,3000 total guides in the Adafruit Learning System! See below for a look at our most visited guides from 2017. As always, thank you for learning, making, and sharing with us.


10) Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 breakout


9) Multi-tasking the Arduino – Part 1


8) Adafruit’s Raspberry Pi Lesson 4. GPIO Setup


7) PIR Motion Sensor


6) How To Calculate UPS Ground Times to Your Region


5) RGB LED Strips


4) TMP36 Temperature Sensor


3) Arduino Lesson 13. DC Motors


2) Adafruit NeoPixel Überguide


1) Adafruit’s Raspberry Pi Lesson 3. Network Setup


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