Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Adafruit Holiday Gift Guides 2019 #adafruitgiftguides, 3d-hangouts Update, #VintageComputing,Circuit Playground Gizmo Ornaments and more!
ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL ROUND-UP
We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.
We recently launched a new Gift Ideas section on the Adafruit site to help you shop for the ada-fans in your life. I know what you’re thinking…just in time for the holidays, right?
Hello and welcome to episode five of Adafruit and Digi-Key’s “All the Internet of Things”! A six-part series that covers everything you need to know about IoT. This video series has built up from the basics to more advanced topics, as we take you through the journey of IoT best practices. In previous episodes we’ve discussed the transports, protocols, and services you need to craft your IoT functionality. We’ve also showed off working example code for sending and receiving data with MQTT versus REST, and when to use WiFi, cellular and Bluetooth so you can start making the right decisions for which transports and protocols to use. Check out the full guide!
Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.