It’s Chriiiisstmaaaas! We’ve dug through mountains of maker gear to bring you our top picks for maker’s Christmas / Holiday presents. Whether you’re looking to treat a loved one, or looking to fill up your own Christmas list, we’ve got the bits you need.
Create a smooth surface on your 3D prints
Discover the Bela platform for making musical instruments
And see additional blog posts today and in coming days on Adafruit-related content in this issue.
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.