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NEW GUIDE: Hacking Ikea Lamps with Circuit Playground Express

Use CircuitPython to turn your Ikea (or any!) lamps into interactive colorful fun!

This guide will show you how to use CircuitPython and your Circuit Playground Express to make an interactive lamp, by using movement to change color settings and modes, or changing it up from across the room with an IR remote. You’ll learn how to use different code concepts to make this happen. These concepts include blocking vs non-blocking code, dictionaries, state machines and generators. All of this comes together to make two different rainbow colored light projects. Lamp it up and have fun!

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