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NEW GUIDE: Music Box using CRICKIT #CircuitPlaygroundExpress #CircuitPython

This guide shows how to turn just about any box with a lid into a customizable Music Box.

This music box begins playing music as soon as it’s opened, and the user is greeted with a dancing figure (for this project, rather than a slowly turning ballerina, an Adabot takes center stage).

The music box made out of an AdaBot Lunchbox with a CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express hidden inside. The light sensor on Circuit Playground Express detects when the box is open or closed, automatically turning the singing and dancing on and off. This project is programmed with CircuitPython, a language that is specifically designed to simplify experimenting and learning to code on low-cost microcontroller boards.

Check out the Music Box on Adafruit Learn System to learn how to make your own!


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.

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