HackSpace Magazine Issue 25: Maker Christmas: the Circuit Playground Bluefruit @Adafruit @HackSpaceMag

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HackSpace Magazine Issue 25 recommends the Adafruit Circuit Playground Bluefruit among its programmable boards for gift giving.

The Circuit Playground Express is a fantastic board. We like it so much that we made it our subscriber gift for 12-month subscribers. The combination of a load of sensors, ten NeoPixels, and a form factor suitable for crocodile clips and wearables makes a great board for testing out ideas quickly and easily. It’s still a great board for getting started, but this month we’ve been playing with the Circuit Playground Bluefruit, and it brings everything we
liked on the Circuit Playground Express, but with the addition of an easy to use smartphone app, that lets you add remote control to your projects. It’s a fantastically easy way to link your phone to your projects.

Read more on page 36 of this month’s issue of HackSpace Magazine – download PDF, buy hardcopy, subscribe.

For more on the Circuit Playground Bluefruit, see Adafruit.com.


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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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