Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: Arcade Synth Controller, Gnuboy, Circuit Playground Bluefruit BLE Heart Rate Pendant & 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.
after nofrendo/NES emulation, the next one we tried is ‘gnuboy’ which is a gameboy (color) emulator. we remember getting a gameboy when they came out, it was absolutely amazing to play tetris anytime we wanted. Read more.
Build your own arpeggiator synthesizer/MIDI controller in the form of a fight stick/piano keyboard mashup! It’s perfect for chiptunes. You’ll use LED Arcade 1×4 boards, MIDI FeatherWing, Feather M4 Express, and lots of shiny buttons to build this retro-style synth. Read more.
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.