NEW GUIDE: Desktop Dumpster Fire with CPX & MakeCode #adafruit
Having a bad day? With the press of a button and your small desktop storage container erupts into flames, creating a perfect visual representation of how life often feels, and cathartic way to express oneself.
This NEW GUIDE takes you through the basics of this project, which can be easily reprogrammed in MakeCode to take on different functions. A great beginner project, no soldering required!
A servo motor opens the lid of the dumpster and a fan powered by a DC motor blows fake flames upwards. A Circuit Playground Express programmed with MakeCode controls the motors and illumination.
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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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