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Using the Accelerometer with CircuitPython: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

At the heart of every Adafruit Circuit Playground Express lies a three-axis accelerometer. This allows us to write programs that take the orientation of the board into account. We can detect orientation and acceleration on any axis. With CircuitPytho...

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17 Apr 2018

Using the Accelerometer with MakeCode: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

At the heart of every Adafruit Circuit Playground Express lies a three-axis accelerometer. This allows us to write programs that take the orientation of the board into account. We can detect orientation and acceleration on any axis. With MakeCode the...

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16 Apr 2018

IR Controlled Lights with CircuitPython: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The latest Circuit Playground board, the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express comes equipped with an onboard IR transmitter and receiver! This can be used to communicate with TVs and other household devices. You can also use infrared remote controls...

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11 Apr 2018

IR Controlled Lights with MakeCode: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The latest Circuit Playground board, the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express comes equipped with an onboard IR transmitter and receiver! This can be used to communicate with TVs and other household devices. You can also use infrared remote controls t...

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9 Apr 2018

Sound Reactive Lights with CircuitPython: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The Adafruit Circuit Playground Express comes equipped with an onboard microphone that is capable of sensing both amplitude and frequency. This tutorial will walk through a quick sketch using CircuitPython to turn the lights on the board into a mic a...

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2 Apr 2018

Color Matching with the Light Sensor and CircuitPython: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The Adafruit Circuit Playground Express comes equipped with an analog light sensor, but it can be used for much more than just sensing light or darkness! The light sensor has a similar spectral response to the human eye. Its connected to analog pin A...

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28 Mar 2018

Color Matching with the Light Sensor in MakeCode: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The Adafruit Circuit Playground Express comes equipped with an analog light sensor, but it can be used for much more than just sensing light or darkness! The light sensor has a similar spectral response to the human eye. Its connected to analog pin A...

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27 Mar 2018

Capacitive Touch Keyboard with MakeCode: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

On the lower left-hand portion of every Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, there is a small onboard speaker and class D amplifier. This allows you to make some pretty loud sounds! The amplifier is also connected to the true analog output on pin A0,...

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26 Mar 2018

Capacitive Touch Keyboard with CircuitPython: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

On the lower left-hand portion of every Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, there is a small onboard speaker and class D amplifier. This allows you to make some pretty loud sounds! The amplifier is also connected to the true analog output on pin A0,...

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26 Mar 2018

Visual Thermometer with CircuitPython: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The Adafruit Circuit Playground Express comes packed with sensors, and for this tutorial, we are going to learn to use the onboard thermometer (technically a thermistor)! We will take temperature readings with the thermometer and print out the readin...

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20 Mar 2018

Sound Reactive Lights using MakeCode: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The Adafruit Circuit Playground Express comes equipped with an onboard microphone that is capable of sensing both amplitude and frequency. This tutorial will walk through a quick sketch using MakeCode to turn the lights on the board into a mic activa...

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20 Mar 2018

Visual Thermometer with MakeCode: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The Adafruit Circuit Playground Express comes packed with onboard sensors, in this tutorial we will learn about using the temperature sensor in MakeCode. MakeCode is great for a simple project because its block-based interface and pre-built functions...

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19 Mar 2018

Introducing CircuitPython: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

CircuitPython is a variant of MicroPython that is designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind, and it works great with the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express. CircuitPython is based on the very popular Python programming language, they have jus...

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12 Mar 2018

Introducing MakeCode: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

One of the greatest features of the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express is its MakeCode compatibility. MakeCode is an exciting coding interface that makes coding accessible for those with little or no exposure to how coding works or how it should be ...

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5 Mar 2018

Our Adafruit Circuit Playground Express Overview

Adafruit has done it again with the new and improved Circuit Playground Express. This new version of the Circuit Playground is packed with even more sensors, and capacitive touch ready connection pads. This is a great board for makers and educat...

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26 Feb 2018

How to get started with Circuit Playground

Have you heard about the Circuit Playground? It's the new all-in-one electronics platform from Adafruit. It was created to bring all the fun features of electronics and physical computing to makers, but It's dead-simple to use, solderless and ...

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6 Dec 2016