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New Tutorial: Circuit Playground’s Motion Sensor

Explore Circuit Playground’s onboard accelerometer / motion sensor in this new guide on the Adafruit Learning System:

Circuit Playground is a really fun, really easy to use micro controller that is a great way to add sensors and interactivity to your project without a whole lot of fuss and soldering.

It’s got a built in motion sensor, a sound sensor, a light sensor, and a temperature sensor, as well as a built in speaker and 10 neopixels, ready to use right out of the box.  I’m just starting to explore the fun things this board can do.

Today we’re going to focus on the motion sensor accelerometer.


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