Make: Getting Started with Circuit Playground Express is written by our friend, Mike Barela, author of GSW Adafruit Trinket. Mike is an engineer and Maker and recently joined the Adafruit team.
This book gives you the low-down on microcontrollers by learning how to use the Express with Microsoft MakeCode and CircuitPython. You’ll also learn how to configure your board and have fun in the Arduino IDE! Also includes a forward from Limor “Ladyada” Fried (designer of the Circuit Playground)
The pace is also good for teachers/instructors to get people familiar with programmable microcontrollers.
Getting Started with Circuit Playground Express will be out in paper and e-book format around the time of World Maker Faire in NYC (September)!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.