The target audience is people who are completely new to Adafruit. The Adafruit documentation and Learn Guides are wonderful, but when I first started out I was still kind of overwhelmed. It took me quite some time to really understand all the various terms and lingo and how everything fit together.
My intention is to help supplement what Adafruit already has, not to replace Adafruit’s excellent documentation. Initially I had only meant to only write up one or two web pages, but it quickly mushroomed into a whole website. And it is still very much a WIP (work in progress).
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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