Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: 3,000,000 THANKS! Celebrating 3m orders, Adafruit IoT Button with NeoPixel BFF, Light Up your Costume with Noods and 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.
On January 18, 2023 11:20am ET the 3,000,0000 order was placed for a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B – 4 GB RAM by Michael from Austin, TX! (we asked to make sure it was OK to post this). Michael, a real human, was able to get a Raspberry Pi which is extra special since we’ve worked really hard together to make sure makers, real humans, have been able to get units!
Adafruit nOOds are little noodles of light. They’re as simple to use as a regular LED – connect one end to power and one end to ground, and they light up and glow. They’re incredibly bendy and flexible, making them just perfect for small subtle costume details. A nOOds will last for hours on a single coin cell battery, with no big noisy EL-wire inverter to manage.
We’ll also get a little crazy and hook 3 nOOds up to a QT Py microcontroller, so they can be dimmed or sequenced using CircuitPython code.
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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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