This is a magnetic USB micro b plug! They pair with the Black Woven USB A or Type-C to Type-C Cable with Magnetic Tip . Plug your microUSB power (or data!) cable into one end, then insert the little magnetic nub into your device’s charging port. Now you basically have a quick-detach microUSB connector with a magnetic alignment. Easy to plug in whenever, no worries if the cable is yanked or twisted.
This is a magnetic Lightning / iOS plug! They pair with the Black Woven USB A or Type-C to Type-C Cable with Magnetic Tip. Plug your lightning cable into one end, then insert the little magnetic nub into your device’s charging port. Now you basically have a quick-detach Lightning connector with a magnetic alignment. Easy to plug in whenever, no worries if the cable is yanked or twisted.
This 2.5″ SATA III to USB 3.0 Adapter Cable allows you to connect a standard 2.5″ hard drive (HDD or SSD) to your computer. SATA III is like, a souped-up electronic energy drink, letting you backup files with a data rate up to 6Gbps.
If you’re like me and have trouble keeping your calatheas and pepperomias happy and not overwatering them to root rot ruin, why not take a gander at the Plant Monitor from Ada-friend Monk Makes. Its a super easy and friendly way to get started with sensing & gardening projects with no soldering required.
Adding LEDs to anything makes it 5x better — it’s a scientific fact! But when you have LEDs, you’ve got wires and power supplies and all that stuff is kinda annoying. What if you could have LEDs that light up without any wires or soldering or battery packs? Sounds magical! That’s what makes this 10 Large Wireless LED Kit so nifty. When paired with the Large Inductive Coil Kit, they use electromagnetic fields and inductive coupling to pass power through the air to light up LEDs soldered onto coils.
Our most recent display breakouts have come with a new feature: an 18-pin “EYE SPI” standard FPC connector with flip-top connector. This is intended to be a sort-of “STEMMA QT for displays” – a way to quickly connect and extend display wiring that uses a lot of SPI pins. In this case we need a lot of SPI pins, and we want to be able to use long distances so we go with an 18-pin 0.5mm pitch FPC.
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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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