Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: STEM Chat, Adafruit PCB Design Files, eInk Display Breakouts and much more!
ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL ROUND-UP
We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.
Stemma QT-fication of LED backpacks
Our HT16K33-based LED backpacks are a classic Adafruit design we’ve sold for many many years. So we’re thinking of updating them to QT-fication for easy plug-n-play usage. We’re going to do the 7-segment and quad-alphanum at the same time. maybe also a mini 16×8 too – video.
3D print a pair of frames for your Adafruit LED Glasses. Designed to fit any Feather compatible board! Use a STEMMA QT cable to easily connect to an Adafruit Feather.
The parts are secured using hardware screws and nuts. The frames feature built-in nose pads for comfort and a better fit. The arms are attached to the frames built-in hinges using hardware screws and nuts.
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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