We’ve got nice cases for many of our beloved boards, but the Circuit Playground Express has been left out of couture enclosure game.
Enter Ada-friend Mike Doell to the rescue! This minimal but elegant acrylic case will turn your board into an electronic snowflake. The enclosure is designed to snap together securely with no tools required. You can still press all the buttons and slide the switch thanks to a clever plastic widget fitted inside. The case winds around all the touch pads so you can still touch them or attach alligator clips.
On the back, we have two slots that can be used to pass through ribbon or webbing up to 1″ /2.5mm wide There is also a slim 1/4″-20 nut that is embedded in the center back. This is compatible with any camera mounting accessory, so if you need a solid attachment, you can use any camera positioning tool or tripod.
Since it’s crystal clear, you can see all the NeoPixels shining in glorious color. The light sensor also works just fine and the case will not block IR messages going in or out. Even though there are no microphone or speaker holes, audio passes through the case via various small openings – we tested it and the difference is barely noticeable.
This case will protect your Circuit Playground Express from every day usage, but it is not waterproof or weatherproof. This product comes as 2 molded plastic halves with the buttons in place. No boards, cables, or accessories are included.
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.