Is there a new guide on the Adafruit Learning System? Glance over at this attention-grabbing Matrix Portal New Guide scroller. Every hour, this project fetches the latest guides from the Adafruit Learning System and displays them on the Matrix Portal.
You’ll use CircuitPython and the Adafruit Matrix Portal to fetch JSON data from the Adafruit Learning System’s public API, parse the data, and display it scrolling across a RGB Matrix.
This internet-connected project can easily be adapted to a REST API of your choice to scroll data of your choice: negative COVID-19 tests, sports scores, positive news headlines, or stock prices.
ALS Deep Cut
The Adafruit Learning System has now 2,335 published guides! As you can imagine, some amazing guides of years past get buried and lost. ALS Deep Cuts brings these guides back up to the surface.
“I voted” stickers are so last election. This year, kick things up several notches by using a medium that commands real attention – electronics!
Spread the word by creating your own interactive election wearable using a Feather + OLEDFeatherwing. Once you’ve cast your ballot, tap a button to change the text from “I VOTE” to “I VOTED!” and show your democratic participation off to the world.
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.