NEW GUIDE: John Park’s Mystery Box: The Freefall Deck @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
Presenting the Mystery Box: The Freefall Deck, the second guide in John Park’s Mystery Box series. This innocent looking deck of playing cards contains a secret puzzle. When it is tossed into the air, and achieves a state of freefall, it reveals a hidden, audio Morse code message…
Perfect for escape rooms, magic tricks, and other mysterious events — this seemingly innocuous, sealed deck of cards contains a secret. When the puzzle is solved, the deck is thrown in the air, tossed to a friend, or dropped a short distance. Freefall is detected by the Circuit Playground embedded within, and the Freefall Deck beeps a secret Morse code message.
By fitting a Circuit Playground and a battery into a deck of cards (or other small container), you can create a variety of tricky, interactive puzzles. Follow the guide to build your own, or use it as a launching off point for a puzzle of your own devising. Use in for your next mysterious event!
You’ll also learn the mischievous art of stealing into a sealed deck of cards without leaving a trace…
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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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.