Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Women in STEM: Issue 2 LADIES WHO HACK featuring LadyAda, Adafruit PyPortal Titano 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.
Twinkly Earwarmer Headband
Sew up a little warmth and seasonal cheer with a string of LEDs or programmable NeoPixels! Nobody likes hat hair, but that’s no reason to let your ears freeze! Earwarmers are the perfect compromise — cute and warm, but plenty of room for your hair to breathe free.
And by doubling the fabric to create a tube, you’ve got a handy place to hide a small battery holder — enough to power a string of festive LEDs or stitch on some programmable NeoPixels!
This super-simple project lets you dress up your winter wear three different ways:
Use basic embroidery stitches to add a string of LEDs on a lovely silver wire, no coding required!
Go a little fancier with color-changing NeoPixels controlled by a Gemma M0 programmed in easy-to-learn Microsoft MakeCode.
For a challenge, weave a little CircuitPython magic into the Gemma to tap into a secret temperature sensor that shows you the chill factor in colored NeoPixels.
Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!
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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.