STEM Chat episodes on Adafruit will be coming back this Fall with our upcoming Halloween episode! To recap our summer, we have curated a list of our favorite STEM books from photography of micrometeorites, to an optical illusion sticker book, to an illustrated encyclopedia of the elements by artist Lisa Congdon. Watch Diana above show you some of our favorite STEM activity books. For the full list and more video reviews check out our STEM Summer Reading List newsletter at www.stemchatclub.com.
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.