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Cartoon Network, Microsoft MakeCode and Adafruit team up to create new coding projects for kids @latimes

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Cartoon Network, Microsoft MakeCode and Adafruit team up to create new coding projects for kids – Los Angeles Times.

If you’ve ever considered trying to make your own version of Ice King’s crown with a digital flair, you’re in luck.

Cartoon Network, Microsoft MakeCode and Adafruit announced Monday that they are teaming up for a set of new projects and tutorials for kids to learn the basics of coding and stretch their creative muscles.

In addition to electronic Ice King (or Princess Bubblegum) crowns, these new DIY projectsinclude instructions for making a light-up Darwin, a Finn lamp, a BMO music box and more.

The hope is that by using Cartoon Network’s fan-favorite characters from shows such as “Adventure Time” and “The Amazing World of Gumball” in projects incorporating Microsoft and Adafruit’s tech tools, they will appeal even to kids who wouldn’t consider themselves coders.

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