Get started with Adafruit GEMMA with this lovely starter kit! Included is everything you need to make a basic project. There’s a GEMMA M0, four sewable bright RGB pixels, a battery holder (coin cell batteries not included), 2-ply conductive thread, alligator clips to help you test your circuit, and a USB cable for programming GEMMA.
A couple of months ago we started carrying packs of colorful step switches reminiscent of the 16-step sequencer keys on TR-808 synthesizers. We gave folks the heads up that the switches are not breadboard or perf-board friendly i.e. would need to either be hand-wired or designed into a PCB.
For those who want to integrate our awesome Ultimate GPS module into their own projects, we now have the raw sub-module available. Don’t be fooled by it’s small size, this is a very sensitive, high quality GPS module with all the extras you could want and more at under 6 grams!
You just found the perfect I2C sensor, available in a handy chainable Qwiic, or STEMMA QT package, and you want to wire up two or three or more of them to your microcontroller when you realize “Uh oh, this chip has a fixed I2C address, and from what I know about I2C, you cannot have two devices with the same address on the same SDA/SCL pins!” Are you out of luck? You would be, if you didn’t have this ultra-cool Adafruit PCA9548 8 Channel STEMMA QT / Qwiic I2C Multiplexer!
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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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.