Updated Guide: FloraBrella with Circuit Playground and MakeCode
One of our most popular Flora guides has been updated. Make a color-sensing, glowing umbrella with Circuit Playground and MakeCode. This awesome guide by Leslie Birch has just gotten easier. Add your own color effects and customization, or simply download our code for a fun weekend project. Keep the rain off in style.
Take a look and make your own on the Adafruit Learning System:
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.