Issue 16 — HackSpace magazine is here! @HackSpaceMag
Issue 16 — HackSpace magazine is here! This issue features LEDs, like Adafruit NeoPixels and DotStars, and some great Adafruit products & projects too!
LEDs are often the first component beginner’s use, but they can also be highly expressive. We look at what it takes to make LED art We also chat with Jasmine Brackett from Tindie and take a look at how drones are improving lives in East Africa
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.