The fourth issue of the new HackSpace magazine, published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, is now available and includes everything you need to know regards building your own electronic wearables devices and wearable technology. The special issue focuses on electronics in fashion and includes the first HackSpace subscription gift free to all 12-month print subscribers, in the form of a fantastic Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.
The Adafruit Circuit Playground Express normally retails for $25 and builds upon the technology in Adafruit’s first wearable development board the Circuit Playground Classic. The Circuit Playground Express is now equipped with 10 x mini NeoPixels, with each one capable of displaying any colour you choose, a motion sensor, a temperature sensor, a light sensor, a sound sensor a mini speaker with class D amplifier, two push-buttons, a slide switch together with a infrared receiver and transmitter eight alligator clip friendly input and output pins and more. Allowing you to create a wide variety of different wearable projects. For more information on the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express jump over to the Adafruit online store by following the link below.
Other features in this months HackSpace magazine issue 4, include an interview with Dr Lucy Rogers, NASA alumna, Robot Wars judge, and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Discussing the the difference between making as a hobby and as a job, and about why we need the Guild of Makers. As well as featuring a teeny boat, the “most beautiful Raspberry Pi cases you’ve ever seen”, and the results of “what happens when you put a bunch of hardware hackers together in a French chateau”. Jump over to the official Raspberry Pi website for more details about subscriptions and downloads.