March roars in like a space lion (just go with it) with the much-hyped novelization of The Last Jedi, which purports to be full of intriguing scenes that we didn’t see in the movie. But that’s not all there is to read: you might continue with Nancy Kress’s Yesterday’s Kin series; pick up the latest from Tahereh Mafi; consider the implications of Nick Clark Windo’s The Feed; check out Victor LaValle’s take on Frankenstein, now become the Destroyer; or go to an ecologically damaged future with Kelly Robson in Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, among plenty of other scientifical options!
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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.