Today, we’ll be making the coolest, nerdiest desk accessory you could possibly imagine: a Minecraft Glowstone lamp.
But, it won’t be any ordinary lamp. With the wonders of copper tape, the Glowstone block can separate from the power base, meaning that you can pick up the cube, play with it, and store it in your inventory.
If you want to make it a different material – say, diamonds or redstone – all you need to do is print a different texture and use a different color of LEDs!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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