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New Tutorial: Sparkle Skirt Playground: Sound and Motion Reactive Costume

New from the Adafruit Learning System: Sparkle Skirt Playground.  Use the Circuit Playground board to create costume art with motion sensitive, sound reactive and custom color palette modes.   Circuit Playground’s built-in sensors make it easy to build, and the 3d printed Circuit Playground case makes it easy to wear and control.

This project was built on a petticoat / under-skirt so it can be worn with a wide variety of skirts or dresses, and this guide’s techniques will also work great for a hat, vest, art car or whatever you can dream up that needs lights and sensors.  Add your own modes and color palettes and light up the night.


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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