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From the mail bag!

My Circuit Playground Express just arrived, and I have
to say it’s your best product to date. I’ve been using the Circuit
Playground (classic – so last year) in my class at Art Center College of
Design in Pasadena, and it’s worked great as a self-contained learning
tool.

The Circuit Playground Express is a big leap forward by adding support for
MakeCode Visual Programming and Circuit Python. The ability to drag and drop
programs doesn’t sound revolutionary but it really helps keep the focus on
design, prototyping, and art. That is after all the overall goal, design and
make cool stuff.

Thanks and keep up the excellent work.


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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