For those of you who don’t know, Beast Mode runs a non-profit for the empowerment and education of underprivileged youth. He is not only one of my favorite running back but he is one of my favorite socially active players.
This limiting and toxic viewpoint is why Marshawn Lynch’s support of StreetCode Academy is so relevant. Marshawn is more than a legendary athlete, he is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for empowering and educating our youth.
On Monday, Feb. 26, BeastMode himself, made a surprise visit to StreetCode, an EPA-based organization that provides free classes in technology. He received a rock-star welcome as he engaged with students building iOS and blockchain applications, electronic speakers, and more.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.