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Adafruit Extra Credit: Circuit Playground Fruit Drums #AdafruitExtraCredit #CircuitPlayground

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We want to see what you are making with the Circuit Playground for Adafruit Extra Credit.  This month try your hand at one of our featured Circuit Playground projects or share your own!!:

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Circuit Playground Fruit Drums – Make some block rockin’ beats with Circuit Playground:

In this guide we will explore the capacitive touch capabilities of the Circuit Playground and work our way towards putting together a USB MIDI drum machine driven by fruit. We’ll also turn the Circuit Playground into a ‘keyboard’ so you can use it to play games or run an application that uses arrow keys

Required Parts:
This project will work mainly with the Circuit Playground attached to a computer via a USB cable. Alligator clips will be used to attach to the capacitive touch pads.

Learn more and see step by step instructions!!


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Here at Adafruit we’re happy to see what the community is up to. Whether you’re posting on our G+ Community Makers, hackers, artists & engineers, pinging us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or joining us on Show and Tell, we’re seeing what you’re creating and it’s exciting! And this got us thinking…

This August we’d like to see all of your Circuit Playground projects! Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, regardless of how recently you completed a project with Circuit Playground, share it on Facebook, G+, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter with #AdafruitExtraCredit #CircuitPlayground and submit it at Adafruit.com/extracredit for a chance to have your project featured on the Adafruit Blog and maybe even a surprise Adafruit treat!

Learn more and submit your project


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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