(This article is) looking at a range of skills in electronics, from the very basics for people new to the field, to ways of connecting up more advanced components, as well as some information for keeping yourself safe, which is important regardless of your skill level.
Building better circuits helps you make the world a brighter, more interactive, smarter place, so let’s dive right in with the basics because, to build better circuits, you first need to build a circuit.
A number of Adafruit parts are featured in the piece, including:
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.