Make: Volume 61 features one of our absolute favorite makers, Naomi Wu, better known online as @RealSexyCyborg! We are so thrilled she’s getting this exposure that we want everyone to have a copy of the magazine! Considering that Naomi is the creator of China’s first certified Open Source Hardware Project, this editorial has been a long time coming!
This volume has an excellent cover story on Naomi and other inspiring makers based in Shenzhen, including Vicky Xie, Shirley Feng, Lin Jie (a.k.a. 00), Lit Liao, and Carrie Leung. Additional featured articles cover Fighting Disasters, VR Reality Check, and drones. Fun projects listed are a rainbow lightbox, “Text a Treat” SMS pet treat dispenser, robot-ready radar, and more!
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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.
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