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ScoutMakes kits: Open Source Bluetooth, CircuitPython Compatible #CircuitPython #Feather @CrowdSupply

The ScoutMakes STEM-Education Kits are now on CrowdSupply.  These are two self-contained, OSHWA-certified open hardware, battery-powered, Bluetooth-enabled kits: the ScoutMakes FM Radio Kit and the ScoutMakes Robot Kit. Each kit comes with all necessary mechanical hardware to ensure that your introduction to DIY microcontroller programming and electrical engineering is both enjoyable and educational.

The heart of the kits is the ScoutMakes Azul:

The Azul board is an open source development platform that allows you to add Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capabilities to any project. Featuring the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 (nRF52840) processor from Nordic Semiconductors, it conforms to the Adafruit Feather form factor, runs CircuitPython or Arduino, provides native support for USB Type-C, and includes a built-in 128 × 32 pixel OLED display.

Pre-programmed with a UF2 bootloader, the Azul board that arrives with your kit will be ready to run your code right out of the box! Whether you prefer CircuitPython or C, all you have to do is fire up a code editor like Mu or an IDE like Arduino and start tinkering.

10% of proceeds, after fees have been covered, will be donated to Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization that introduces girls of color between the ages of 7 and 17 to computer science and technology.

See the CrowdSupply campaign here


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