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Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: December 9th – December 15th

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ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL ROUND-UP


We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.


BLOG

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Adafruit now has 1,000 public repos’ on GitHub

We now have 1,000 public repos’ on GitHub @ Adafruit Industries. Thank you to the community and our entire team for making open-source, sharing, and working together a core value for what we do! And for our customers, you have a lot of choices where to purchase electronics, thank you for supporting Adafruit because of the repos’, guides, videos, support, fast shipping, service and more!

Check out the full post here!

More BLOG:

Keeping with tradition, we covered quite a bit this past week. Here’s a kinda short nearing medium length list of highlights:


Learn

Motorized Grinch Fireplace

In this project we’ll build an interactive cardboard fireplace with LEDs and a motorized Grinch!

A Circuit Playground Express will drive an LED strip and a servo controlled paper Grinch cutout. Hidden under a rug, a simple switch triggers the servo when stepped on. So the Grinch looks like he’s hiding when someone steps on the rug, sneaky!

See the full guide here!

More LEARN:

Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!


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.

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Maker Business — SiFive is a startup to pay attention to. RISC-5 is here to stay.

Wearables — Swatch it up

Electronics — Code like everyone’s watching

Biohacking — Stroboscopic Visual Training

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython takes flight! All aboard with datum, Bluefruit CPX, and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #PythonHardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

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