After manufacturing, you’ll need to get your boards to a final manufacturing or packaging facility. Or, your boards may be sold ‘bare’ to the end user. That’s where these mailers come in to save the day: they are durable, and fully ESD-safe with coated cardboard and foam. We’ve seen chips and displays arrive to us in Corstat mailers, but it somehow never crossed our minds that we could buy them off the shelf!
If you have special packaging needs, you can always contact CCI for custom sizing, but their ‘off the shelf’ packages come in a range of sizes and you can get them instantly in almost any quantity, thanks to their fabrication facilities in the US (CCI also makes all sorts of other ESD handling/storage items which we use here at Adafruit for holding reels and components.)
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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.
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