There are 6.8 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives living in the United States, as well as millions more Indigenous people living throughout the Western Hemisphere, all with unique traditions, languages, values, and histories. During November—Native American Heritage Month—the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and New York City celebrates the diversity and contributions of these Native cultures with free festivals and concerts, curators’ talks, and family activities. For those unable to attend in person, the museum is webcasting many of these public programs live and archiving them online.
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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.
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