Today’s webcams are mostly invisible. They’re hidden stealthily behind smooth black glass on our laptops and phones. Thirty years ago, they were novelties used by techies and Silicon Valley types. Even just a few years ago, they were a separate peripheral device that sat on top of your computer like a little bauble eye. Now, they mostly go unnoticed, until someone hacks them. How would your relationship to the ubiquitous webcam change if it stared at you all day from a fleshy, freaky little disembodied robotic eye socket instead?
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.