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NEW GUIDE: John Park’s Clockwork Goggles @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit

When our daughter declared she wanted to be a “steampunk girl” for Halloween this year we knew there would be some fun opportunities for costume hacking and prop modding! She got these prop goggles with a decidedly clockwork aesthetic, so we decided to add some “ticking” LEDs. Now, you can make your own using this new guide!


The two NeoPixel rings are controlled by a Gemma M0 running CircuitPython. This makes it very fast to iterate on the code for timing and colors, since there’s no IDE, no compiling, and no flashing. Just edit the main.py file in a text editor, and watch it update every time you hit save! I think the Gemma M0 may be destined to become a new favorite for costumers, cosplayers, and prop builders.


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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