The ExplorerHat was one of those impulse purchases from Pimoroni that I added to my basket when shopping for something else that I actually needed. It has sat in my to-do box for a few weeks but recently I’ve found the time to have a play (I’ve been a bit busy coordinating my CodeClub’s AstroPi project).
The ExplorerHat is a great test-bed for prototyping – having four buttons and LEDs all readily available means it’s easy to knock together a test circuit without fiddling around to wire up these simple and versatile components.
As a first project I thought I’d put together a Simon Says game.
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