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NEW GUIDE: John Park’s NeoPixie Dust Bag with Circuit Playground Express @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit

Here’s a beautiful costume prop pixie dust bag that’s easy to make! This new learning guide will teach you how. An update  to the classic GEMMA-controlled NeoPixie Dust Bag, this one is powered by a Circuit Playground Express, using its NeoPixels for sparkling lights, and capacitive touch to change colors. Plus no soldering is required, and you can code it with the easy-to-use MakeCode graphical interface, right inside your browser.

All you’ll need is a Circuit Playground Express, batteries, a wire, some flake salt, and a beautiful, translucent bag.

You can code it with the friendly MakeCode interface.

Salt diffuses the light (the electronics are protected inside a plastic bag, don’t worry!) The wire loop acts as a carrying handle and an antenna for the capacitive touch. Just give it a squeeze to change the color pattern!


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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