Adafruit CLUE – nRF52840 Express with Bluetooth LE: Do you feel like you just don’t have a CLUE? Well, we can help with that – get a CLUE here at Adafruit by picking up this sensor-packed development board. We wanted to build some projects that have a small screen and a lot of sensors. To make it compatible with existing projects, we made it the same shape and size as the BBC micro:bit and with the same edge-connector on the bottom with 5 big pads so it will fit into your existing robot kit or ‘bit add-on.
Adafruit APDS9960 Proximity, Light, RGB, and Gesture Sensor – STEMMA QT / Qwiic: This breakout is chock full o’ sensors! Add basic gesture sensing, RGB color sensing, proximity sensing, or ambient light sensing to your project with the Adafruit APDS9960 Proximity, Light, RGB and Gesture Sensor. When connected to your microcontroller (running our library code) it can detect simple gestures (left to right, right to left, up to down, down to up are currently supported), return the amount of red, blue, green, and clear light, or return how close an object is to the front of the sensor. This device uses an I2C interface so it’s easy to wire up and use.
Adafruit HTS221 – Temperature & Humidity Sensor Breakout Board – STEMMA QT / Qwiic: Humidity is the concentration of water vapor (water when it’s a gas) in the air. Some places have more and make you feel soggy and hot like you’re in a sauna. Other places don’t have much, which makes it easier to get nose bleeds and static zaps. These are just a few examples of how humidity can have a noticeable impact on things that grow, like mushrooms or humans, as well as things that are sensitive to moisture, like delicate electronics, or humans.
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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.
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