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NEW GUIDE: John Park’s Stroboscopic Zoetrope @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit

You can build your own animation machine, the Stroboscopic Zoetrope! This new guide in the Learn System shows you how.

Use blinking light to animate spinning faces, all synced up by Crickit! A disc powered by a Crickit-driven DC motor spins your objects, while the Circuit Playground Express NeoPixels strobe the light needed to create persistence of vision animation! All programmed with MakeCode. Make your own Zoetrope!


The guide will teach you all you need to know about using the Crickit and Circuit Playground Express to strobe NeoPixel LEDs in sync with DC motor rotation to create the effect. Plus, it includes three great face examples by animator Joe Bowers!


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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