Here’s a quick and easy Valentine for someone special, or a gift for a loved one anytime. This is a small desktop stand for a heart-shaped acrylic piece. The heart is laser-etched with your choice of sentiment and lit with an LED that simulates a heartbeat. You’ll need access to a laser cutter for cutting and etching the project, or send out to a laser-cutting service such as Ponoko. Some soldering is also required.
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.