NEW GUIDE: John Park’s HalloWing Light Paintstick @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
With the HalloWing Light Paintstick, you can create beautiful light paintings with pixel art magically floating in mid-air using a strip of NeoPixels and the HalloWing or Circuit Playground Express! Start with a bitmap up to 30 x 100 pixels, and then capture the image with a long exposure photograph!
These components, plus some zip ties and a yardstick (optionally painted gray to look awesome) are all you’ll need.
It’s not just about light trails, either, you can use the “stamp” mode to draw bitmaps in mid-air.
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.