The Adafruit AdaBox is a quarterly subscription box service containing Adafruit products, collectable pins, and discounts for future purchases. AdaBox is geared towards beginners interested in learning more about electronics (similar to the way Creation Crate is geared towards beginners). Adabox 005 is the fifth AdaBox and the theme was Raspberry Pi.
What’s in the Box
AdaBox 005 box contents include:
- Raspberry Pi Zero
- Adafruit Joy Bonnet
- Raspberry Pi Zero Case
- Mini HDMI Cable
- USB MicroSD Card Reader
- Hammer Headers (Pimoroni)
- USB on-the-go cable
- Mini HDMI Plug
- 5V 2.4A Power Supply with USB Cable
- 8GB SD Card
- AdaBox Collectible Pin
The collectable pin in AdaBox 005 is super cute and my favorite on in the series so far.
— The Coding Couple (@thecodingcouple) September 15, 2017
Adabox 005’s spotlight project is setting up RetroPie on the Pi Zero and using the Joy Bonnet as arcade game controls. Adafruit created a great, beginner-friendly walkthrough on the process.
The project was not very exciting for me as I have done the exact same thing a few months ago when I purchased a Joy Bonnet.
Pimoroni Hammer Headers
My favorite thing about AdaBox 005 is the Pimoroni Hammer Headers. I have only soldered one thing and I did a really poor job at soldering that thing. I was very impressed with how easily the Pi Zero headers were installed with just using a hammer with the hammer headers and jig.
— The Coding Couple (@thecodingcouple) September 16, 2017
I was disappointed with the box at first but then I remembered it’s geared towards beginners, If I had not previously done the same project I would have found this box as exciting as the rest of them.
not the most exciting #adabox but they’re geared towards beginners. So if I look at it from that perspective it tames the disappointment 🙂
— The Coding Couple (@thecodingcouple) September 20, 2017