New Fusion 360 Tutorial! – Glowing Lantern with Circuit Playground
In this tutorial, I walk through designing a simple enclosure for the Circuit Playground. We recently 3D printed Sonia Verdu’s Gothic Lantern and I wanted to illuminate it with the Circuit Playground. Using Fusion 360, I imported the mesh of the lantern base and referenced the mounting holes to create the enclosure.
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.