Jeanette Trageser is a Project Lead The Way digital electronics teacher in South Carolina. When her students went remote Jeanette had them watch Adafruit’s Circuit Playground Series, featuring Adabot and Ladyada.
First they were asked to write about how each subject fit into their digital classroom studies. Then Jeanette asked them to make their own videos. In Jeanette’s words, “They were awesome.” She sent is one to prove it.
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.