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Circuit Playground is the latest evolution of educational electronics from one of Earth's most innovative brands, Adafruit.

The board is designed for students and adults interested in learning code and electronics. Just import the library for your Circuit Playground into the Arduino IDE and you'll have access to code your board like any other Arduino microcontroller!

One of our favourite parts of the Circuit Playground board is that it was created with a no soldering approach in mind, you'll just clip some alligator leads to the copper pads on board and out to your sensors and modules. Simple. Speaking of which, as a 5v board the Circuit Playground is also compatible with a vast majority of breakout boards and modules that work with your favourite microcontrollers. Who doesn't love compatibility with existing components?  

It's not just any old microcontroller board either, Circuit Playground is loaded with great sensors and components (all be accessed via the Arduino IDE). Some of the components on board include:

  • 10 Mini NeoPixels, each one can display any colour
  • Motion sensor (LIS3DH triple-axis accelerometer with tap detection, free-fall detection)
  • Temperature sensor (thermistor)
  • Light sensor (phototransistor)
  • Sound sensor (MEMS microphone)
  • Mini speaker (magnetic buzzer)
  • Push buttons, left and right
  • Slide switch
  • Alligator-clip friendly input/output pins
  • Includes I2C, UART, and 4 pins that can do analogue inputs/PWM output
  • All 8 pads can act as capacitive touch inputs
  • Green "ON" LED for Power status
  • Red "#13" LED for basic blinking
  • A Reset button

All in all, Circuit Playground is just that, a playground of circuitry just begging to be coded and played with. There are hours of coding fun, backed by countless “ah ha” moments with Adafruit's Circuit Playground.

We love the Circuit Playground so much that we've put together a collection of tutorials to help you get started. 

Boards

The Circuit Playground from Adafruit is a small Arduino-compatible microcontroller board that comes loaded with a range of sensors and components.

$38.50
Would you like to learn electronics, with an all-in-one board that has sensors and LEDs built in? Circuit Playground is here ..
$38.50
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Apr 3rd

Accessories

CIrcuit Playground is an all-in-one board, but you might need a few extras to get going. Our range of accessories has what you need to start coding in no time.

$3.72
  • SKU # FIT0265
The USB 2.0 type A to micro USB B cable has a standard USB A male connector on one end and one micro USB B connector.
$3.72
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Apr 3rd
$3.50
  • SKU # ADA727
This battery holder connects 3 AAA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects. Adafruit spec'd these out..
$3.50
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Apr 3rd
$13.50
  • SKU # ADA3255
For bread-boarding with unusual non-header-friendly surfaces, these cables will be your best friends! No longer will you have..
$13.50
delivered by
Apr 7th
$4.77
  • SKU # PRT-12978
Alligator clips (or Crocodile clips, if you prefer) are likely to be the most useful thing on your workbench besides the work..
$4.77
delivered by
Apr 4th
$13.95
  • SKU # CE04377
Welcome to the awesomeness that is LiPo batteries. Polymer Lithium Ion batteries offer superior energy density with this 1000..
$13.95
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Apr 3rd