For this year’s National Day we’re all coming together in collective action and focusing our efforts to help some of the 77 million people in the United States impacted directly by the criminal justice system.
National Day coincides with National Expungement Week, an effort led by community-based organizations across the country to help people begin the process of clearing their criminal records. This is a great opportunity to work with partners who are already doing this important work and lift up their voices in our communities, while being part of an effort to transform the record clearance landscape by expanding, streamlining, and automating the process.
At its roots, National Day of Civic Hacking is about making our communities better. We’re honing in on record clearance this year, but all events are welcome under our umbrella!
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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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.