Happy Star Wars Day! Not only has the Star Wars universe brought us massive amounts of joy, fun, and cultural content, it’s also been an incredible source of inspiration for makers over the years (including us!) We’re celebrating May the 4th over here by reviewing some of our favorite Star Wars themed projects, plus searching the web for ideas and builds from makers around the world.
We hope you’re celebrating in style! (And, of course, May the 4th be with you)
Here’s a round-up of some cool stuff/resources for this year:
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.