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From the mail bag!
I teach a second year college design class in electrical and computer engineering and I want to give you kudos on your CircuitPython IDE and hardware kits. The well supported design tools make it simple to build meaningful projects from the ground up without a huge time investment. Even though the students are building challenging projects from the PCB level up, the success rate has been high!

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