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Micro:bit Light and UV Sensing

Every Micro:bit has the ability to measure visible light, but what about UV light? Imagine that you are growing a plant on the window sill in a well-lit room. Does your plant have enough light? Plants need UV light to photosynthesize energy, som...

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11 Jan 2019

Micro:bit Soil Moisture Sensor

The Micro:bit is great for small portable projects like a soil moisture sensor. In this tutorial, we will walk through how to program a Micro:bit to make a reliable and consistent soil moisture sensor that will give consistent readings. The goal of t...

Tags: education learning makecode microbit sensor soil moisture sparkfun

21 Dec 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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6 May 2018

Circuit Playground Express Workshop for Educators and Beginners

Welcome to the Circuit Playground Express Workshop! This workshop is geared toward educators and coding beginners, who want to get started programming with this easy to use platform. We will go over everything you need to know to get you started prog...

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18 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

Infrared (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

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

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

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

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