Get crafty and make a light up fairy crown using NeoPixels and an AdafruitGemma. The coding is easy with MakeCode — just drag and drop blocks of code to get the custom animations of your dreams. In this project we’ll explore the Photon function in MakeCode to create a twinkling rainbow gradient effect.
This is a perfect project to do with kids, or use this same concept in your artwork to add lights to your Etsy store products or craft fair booth inventory.
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.