NEW GUIDE: Make a Dance-Reactive Tutu Sparkle Skirt
You can dance if you want to. You can leave the world behind.
Make a tutu that reacts to your dancing. This is a great project to do with kids, or to make for all your fabulous dancer friends. (Because.. if your friends don’t dance.. well, they’re no friends of mine.)
The magic lies in Microsoft MakeCode’s drag-and-drop code editor in combination with Adafruit’s Circuit Playground Express and its onboard sensors. Play with triggering animations when you jump, cartwheel, tilt left or right, or shake and shimmy. This is really way too much fun.
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.