The thirst is real! Keep your flora (plants, not the board *wink*) happy and hydrated with the Circuit Playground Express Soil Sensor Mini Kit. This kit will teach you all about how to keep your plants in good condition, by measuring the soil moisture content using a nail and alligator clip, then display red or green LEDs on the Circuit Playground Express to tell you the state of your plant
Pycom Universal IP67 Case for Pycom boards: If you have a Pycom board, you probably want to stick it outside. How to do that safely? Behold the Universal IP67 Case! Pycom designed their own waterproof enclosure with thoughtful push-in tabs to perfectly fit accessory components, creating a water-tight seal. Need to affix your project in place? Not to worry! There are two holes that go straight through the case without compromising the inner compartment. Includes 4 x 9.4mm long screws.
Compared to most magenetometers, this gives a huge range, which makes it excellent for detecting magnets and magnetic orientation, rather than the Earths magnetic field. (Magnets have a much stronger field that overwhelms most magnetometers that would normally be used for orientation with respect to the North Pole)
Adafruit 2.7″ Tri-Color eInk / ePaper Display with SRAM – Red Black White: Easy e-paper finally comes to microcontrollers, with this breakout that’s designed to make it a breeze to add a tri-color eInk display. Chances are you’ve seen one of those new-fangled ‘e-readers’ like the Kindle or Nook. They have gigantic electronic paper ‘static’ displays – that means the image stays on the display even when power is completely disconnected. The image is also high contrast and very daylight readable. It really does look just like printed paper!
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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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