This is a great no-solder project designed for someone new to programming. Generous step-by-step instructions guide through the process.
The Adafruit products compatible with MakeCode Arcade are designed such that they can clip onto a lanyard without a case. (Many cases are also designed with lanyard clips). Hence the name for PyBadge – it can be worn as a badge. This is very similar to the current “badge life” craze at conventions to make electronic badges.
But what if you could customize the display with your own design. This guide will get you started with Microsoft MakeCode Arcade to just that. The steps are laid out slowly and carefully to ensure beginners can follow along and not assume prior knowledge of programming or MakeCode Arcade.
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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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