Adafruit Holiday Gift Guides: Raspberry Pi #adafruitgiftguides #RaspberryPi
A mainstay in the world of makers and electronics, The Raspberry Pi® is a single-board, low-cost, high-performance computer first developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Not only has it helped bring the joy of electronics and computer programming to people around the world, but it has also become a staple of the maker community. The ever-present Pi keeps evolving and improving as the Pi Foundation continues to improve on an already excellent product. There’s also the five-dollar Pi Zero – a game-changing Raspberry Pi in a much smaller package – as well as its WiFi-laced cousin, the Pi Zero W.
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.