This little board will look familiar to a lot of people. It’s based on the form factor of the micro:bit that’s been popular with schools in the UK and around the world, but comes with a lot more on board.
It’s powered by an nRF52840 microcontroller which has a 64MHz ARM Cortex-M4 processor and 256kB RAM for crunching data, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for communication. On the front, the noticeable features are two buttons and a 240×240 pixel (color LCD) screen.
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.