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Last-Minute Halloween Project: Circuit Playground Jack-o’-Lantern UPDATED

UPDATED GUIDE: Circuit Playground Jack-o’-Lantern

In addition to the Arduino IDE, Circuit Python Express boards can be programmed using CircuitPython or MakeCode now! Pick whatever you’re most comfortable with, or dip a toe in a new programming language…there’s little code to contend with here.

In this simple no-soldering-required project we’ll make the Adafruit Circuit Playground Classic or Circuit Playground Express board act like a flickering candle. Pop this inside a jack-o’-lantern (or any other item that might normally use flame) to create a festive spooky atmosphere.

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