Combining coding and paper circuits has never been cuter!
Created by Jie Qi and illustrated by K-Fai Steele, Love to Code: Volume 1 – Microsoft MakeCode Edition is a full-colored, easy-to-approach book that will make everyone fall in love with coding. It’s geared towards educators and young makers who want to dive in Microsoft’s block-based language.
Your helpful and adorable spirit animal guide is Fern the Frog, who’ll introduce you to her friends and the “sometime hard, but fun” concepts in electronics and debugging.
This mini-tome is wonderfully interactive and includes over 160 pages of craft paper circuits for you to show what you’ve learned about variables and conditional statements. By the end of the book, you’ll create beautiful light-fading effects with loops and multithreading.
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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