Learning is so much better when we’re doing it together (well, almost always better, unless your group likes to slack off, but we prefer to look on the brightside)! Anyway, to help kick off #BacktoSchool month here’s a quick look at some of our favorite Adafruit kits and guides for great group projects! Don’t forget to take a look at our projects/kits category in the Adafruit Store and our searchable Adafruit learning system full of online tutorials!
Just note that the guides listed here do correspond to many of the products listed here. It is not, however, completely comprehensive and meant to be more of an inspiration for a starting point. We recommend reading the Learn Guides in full and checking out the full list of featured products needed for each project. Happy making!
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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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.