Black Lives Matter - Action and Equality. ... Adafruit is open and shipping.

A “Do Not Touch My Stuff” alarm with a Circuit Playground Express #MakeCode #CircuitPlaygroundExpress #Adafruit @purpleoranji @Adafruit @MSMakeCode

PurpleOranji posts: I made an alarm so my cookies would finally be safe! I 💖🍪n🍩🤓

Sometimes, you need to protect your favorite toy or special cookie from sneaky siblings or parents. I wanted to keep my stuff safe and secure, so I decided to DIY a Portable “DO NOT TOUCH MY STUFF” Alarm from an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.

It’s basically an alarm that will go off if someone tries to move your stuff. This won’t really “STOP” people from taking your things, It will just make it harder to do it unnoticed.

This project involves only a bit of solder that is optional, other than that, it is mostly just coding, so it should be an easy project for anyone to try. The heart of this project is the Circuit Playground Express. It’s an all-in-one board with a bunch of built-in sensors and LEDs. I used the Motion Sensor and LEDs but for future versions, I may incorporate other sensors. And for coding the project I tried something new and used MakeCode. It’s a block-based coding environment that will allow you to test out programs and also edit in JavaScript code if you want more control. You also have the choice of using CircuitPython, EDUblocks, Arduino, and

And to give things a bit more fun, I designed and created a special case to hold everything. I based my design on the ones from Adafruit and 3D printed everything.

See the video below which includes extensive notes in the description. Great work!

Learn all about the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express all-in-one educational board here.

Check out all the other projects you can make with Circuit Playground Express here.

Learn more about Microsoft MakeCode with the Circuit Playground Express here.

See the book Getting Started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.

Buy the Circuit Playground Express today!

Are you a Circuit Playground Express and/or MakeCode fan – let us know in the comments below.

We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @

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, 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.

Join 20,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community!

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers –

Maker Business — To make it through a tough business cycle, layoffs should be a last resort

Wearables — Everything in its place

Electronics — The Case Of The Disappearing Capacitance

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: New Hardware, Python Releases and Much More! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — BLE Store Capacity Indicator, Aquarium Automation, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Arcade Game Garden Jam!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — NEW PRODUCT – ESP-PSRAM64H Chip – 64 Mbit Serial Pseudo SRAM – 3.3V 133 MHz

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.