It’s not hard to find an accelerometer that can measure accelerations up to 16g, but if you need an accelerometer that can measure even larger amounts of acceleration, your options narrow (The ICM20649 is a great sensor and can measure up to ±30g).
Enter the LIS331 family of accelerometers from ST, including the H3LIS331 and LIS331HH. As their model numbers may suggest, the LIS331s are close cousins to the venerable LIS3DH accelerometer that is on every Circuit Playground, from the Circuit Playground Classic to the newest Circuit Playground Bluefruit. The LIS331s however can measure a wider range of acceleration values.
Better grab your sunglasses, your sunscreen, and a bucket hat because these NeoPixels feature a 3W RGB LED and are so bright it’s like taking a vacation ON THE SUN. Alright maybe we’re exaggerating, but these are really bright.
This snazzy and smart Filtering Mask with Math Pattern looks great while keeping you covered! The outer layer is made of a tightly woven cotten that holds its shape. The inner layer is made of a soft brushed cotton layer. The inner layer has an overlapping slot that you can slip a PM2.5 filter into. The mask comes with two filter pieces.
Here at Adafruit we love discovering new and exotic glowing things. Like moths to the flame, we were intrigued by these fresh Flexible Silicone Neon-Like LED Strips! They look a lot like neon, but without the need for expensive transformers, glass tubing or inert gasses.
Flexible and bendy, this particular strip features an RGBW (Red, Green, Blue, White) non-addressable LED strip with a solid chunk of translucent silicone rubber as a diffuser. They look incredible, and super easy to use and are a great way to make your projects light up!
This adorable little board will come in very handy whenever you need a good amount of 5V power. It’s the size of a linear regulator, but it’s actually a mini-booster! Input 2-5VDC on one side, and get 5V at up to 1A supply on the other. Perfect for use with battery-powered projects with 2 or 3 Alkaline, or a single Lithium battery.
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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.