NEW GUIDE: Archimedes’ Boat using CPX and MakeCode #CircuitPlaygroundExpress #MakeCode @adafruit
This NEW GUIDE shows how to create a a boat powered by two Archimedean screws controlled by a Circuit Playground Express, Adafruit’s powerful and highly adaptable programming platform.
This ultra-low cost DIY boat uses easily available household materials and serves as a great introduction to basic engineering concept as well as demonstrating how to use MakeCode, a web-based code editor similar to Scratch or Code.org.
A one-quart milk carton is the perfect size for a boat that will easily contain all the electronics you want to add while still a convenient size for playing in a bathtub.
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.