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NEW PRODUCTS – DIY Ornament Kits – 6cm and 7cm Diameters

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NEW PRODUCTS – DIY Ornament Kits – 6cm and 7cm Diameters


Have you put up with mainstream, uninspiring, low-tech tree ornaments for too long? This season why not deck the halls with codes of holly? We have these in two diameters, 6cm and 7cm! First up, the 6cm!

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This DIY Ornament Kit is just the right size (6 cm diameter) for a Circuit Playground Express, 500mAh LiPoly battery, and however you’d like to dress up your ornament! Your local hobby shop fluff puff balls and other materials will diffuse those on-board LEDs nicely.

Of course you can very easily see the rainbow NeoPixels, and the onboard sound, light and temperature sensors work just fine. For capacitive touch you can use some conductive tape and attach it to the inner surface to create a capacitive touch pad. The microphone and speaker work fine too, they’re a little quieter than if they weren’t in a ball but you can definitely use them! Since you can’t press the buttons easily, try using the accelerometer to detect when the ball is shaken to make it do stuff!

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Doesn’t come with either the Circuit Playground Express500mAh battery or Lipoly charger – so pick those up too!

Here are two projects to inspire you: One with CircuitPython and one with MicroBlocks

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Next up, the 7cm!


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This DIY Ornament Kit is just the right size (7 cm diameter) for a micro:bit, a 2xAAA battery pack, and however you’d like to dress up your ornament! Your local hobby shop fluff puff balls and other materials will diffuse those on-board LEDs nicely.

Of course you can very easily see the LED grid on your ‘bit and the onboard motion and temperature sensors work just fine. For capacitive touch you can use some conductive tape and attach it to the inner surface to create a capacitive touch pad. Since you can’t press the buttons easily, try using the accelerometer to detect when the ball is shaken to make it do stuff!

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Doesn’t come with a micro:bit or battery pack, so pick one up to go along!

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In stock and shipping now! DIY Ornament Kits – 6cm and 7cm Diameters


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