Science like a girl! Feast your eyes on this super special anniversary edition of Smore Magazine, a science magazine for smart young girls who can’t stop wondering about the world around them. We love Smore (or, Science-more!) for their fun and un-intimidating issues and for their dedication towards equal representation of women in STEM. Far more than a stereotypical “girly” magazine, Smore was created to inspire girls with fun, engaging content, and by sharing stories of successful women in STEM fields.
This issue features Limor “Ladyada” Fried with a fantastic write-up on how she got started in DIY electronics and building her own company. Scared by the idea of troubleshooting a project that doesn’t immediately work right? In Limor’s words, “To succeed, you have to get pretty comfortable with failing.” We believe building resilience is a great life lesson for young girls, not just for electronics.
Also featured in this issue is Jordan Reeves, a brilliant young tinkerer who built her own purple unicorn-horn arm prosthetic that shoots glitter (!!!). What will you be inspired to make, build, code in your life?
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.