Mac OS X Support now available

Our Circuit Playground Inventor’s Kit now supports OS X! The Scratch connection chrome app should automatically update to version 1.7.2. You’ll need to update your Circuit Playground’s firmware version to at least 1.7. This can be accomplished with our new firmware update tool.

Published on: 11 April
Posted by: Robert Barron
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Circuit Playground Inventor’s Kit now on Amazon

Hi All, The Embedit Circuit Playground Inventor’s Kit is finally on Amazon! If you have Amazon Prime, or were on the fence about buying directly from Embedit, now’s your chance to get the kit. It will also soon be available on Amazon for international purchasing as well.  

Published on: 16 February
Posted by: Robert Barron
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Scrolling Neopixel Text

I’ve just released an update that allows you to scroll text across the Neopixel Matrix. There are new Scratch blocks and an example in the advanced extension project that allow you to do this. To make use of this new feature you’ll need to update your Circuit Playground Firmware to version 1.5.  Any new kits […]

Published on: 31 January
Posted by: Robert Barron
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Circuit Playground Updates

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to give an update on what we’re working on for the Circuit Playground kit. There’s a lot to look forward to. Done! Bug fixes. Some users have been having trouble getting sensor readings in certain circumstances. I’m working on a significant update that should improve the robustness of staying synced with the […]

Published on: 21 January
Posted by: Robert Barron
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New Product – Neopixel Matrix

This is the 8×5 Neopixel RGB LED Matrix as seen in our Circuit Playground Inventor’s Kit. If you already have a Circuit Playground board, this is the matrix for you. The Neopixel matrix can be attached to the Circuit Playground using alligator clip wires.   Each of the 40 LEDs are individually controllable with simple Scratch blocks like […]

Published on: 3 January
Posted by: Robert Barron
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New Product – Circuit Playground Inventor’s Kit

Hi Everyone, Our new kit is finally here! With it, you’ll be able to control electronics with Scratch right in your web browser, no programming experience needed! Use fruit as touch inputs, control LEDs, read light and sound sensors, and more using our Scratch blocks. This physical computing kit is recommended for anyone age 7 and […]

Published on: 13 December 2016
Posted by: Robert Barron
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New Projects and DIY PSoC Programmer

There are several new projects up on the Learning page to check out. Face Tracker – Track your face as you move around with the PiSoC and Raspberry Pi. DIY PSoC Programmer – Put together your own $20 PSoC 4/5LP Progammer and Debugger. Leap Motion Control – Use the Leap Motion to control peripherals (motors, LEDs, […]

Published on: 10 August 2016
Posted by: Robert Barron
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Scratch and Google Announce Scratch Blocks

Here at Embedit we’ve always preferred to use the official Scratch 2.0 instead of alternatives like Google Blockly, Snap, and so on. While Scratch is harder to get working on our hardware we believe it provides the most complete experience for kids to learn coding. It has a very clean interface, and lots of media assets […]

Published on: 23 May 2016
Posted by: Robert Barron
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Smartkids 2016

Hi Everyone, We recently started our 2016 round of Smartkids NY school workshops. These are workshops where we work with elementary  school students to teach them both programming and physical computing through our PiSoC boards and the Scratch langauge.

Published on: 3 March 2016
Posted by: Robert Barron
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Kickstarting Making in Schools

Kickstarter is currently featuring ten schools that are looking to raise money to build in house makerspaces. I think its very cool and is something we want to help with this school year. We have been talking to a lot of elementary schools in the NY capital region and hope to leave kits with them after we […]

Published on: 28 October 2015
Posted by: Robert Barron
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