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.
It’s estimated that in the next decade 77 percent of jobs will be in technology, while creativity is ranked among the top three skills the World Economic Forum predicts employers will be looking for in candidates. This presents today’s educators and parents with a unique challenge – and opportunity – to help prepare kids today for the digital future and inspire their creativity. And as Microsoft Innovative Educator Pip Cleaves reminds us, one of the most effective and fun ways to teach creativity in the classroom is with coding.
That’s why we’re excited to announce today that we’re joining Cartoon Network and Adafruit to create a set of projects and tutorials to inspire young people to code, create and construct. With fun, whimsical DIY creations such as an electronic crown, a glow-in-the-dark room sign or a paper cup lamp, students can use the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express micro-controller device, Microsoft’s MakeCode coding environment, and Cartoon Network’s most loved characters to learn the basics of coding and let their imagination go wild.
- Timothy Garcia’s CircuitPython magazine spread @eighthree
- John Parks MakeCode Minute: Direction Switch
- Who’s She Guessing Game Celebrates Accomplished Women
- Adafruit’s Top Ten YouTube Videos of 2018 #AdafruitTopTen
Adventure Time Coffee Cup Lamp with MakeCode @CartoonNetwork @MSMakeCode #MicrosoftEDU
In this project we’ll show you how to build a coffee cup lamp using an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express and Microsoft Makecode.
We’ll design our lamp out of a paper cup and use capacitive touch to change the colors of the LEDs!
See the full guide here!
- Spinning Disc Step Sequencer
- Dance-Reactive Tutu Sparkle Skirt
- DIY Adaptive Game Controllers
- Introducing the Adafruit Grand Central M4 Express
Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!