Celebrate the holidays with MicroPython and smart holiday lights that are controlled from the web! This project shows you how to animate NeoPixels with MicroPython running on the ESP8266 WiFi microcontroller. Just pick the color and type of animation on a web page, click a button, and your holiday lights will spring to life with animated holiday cheer. The smart holiday lights will even remember their last animation run it on power up. This project is a great demonstration of the ESP8266 and MicroPython’s strengths like easy WiFi access with the WebREPL and storing data in MicroPython’s file system.
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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