This Christmas Tree Glows with #CircuitPlaygroundExpress and #CircuitPython

kevinjwalters shared this project in the forums a while back and recently shared video footage on YouTube:

A very small cardboard Christmas tree resting on a glass cup lit from below by the NeoPixels on an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express board running some simple CircuitPython code.

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