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Remember to take breaks and stay hydrated!
It’s easy to get focused on a task, and forget to take a break, or even eat lunch. Perhaps you find that you aren’t drinking enough water throughout the day. Sometimes you simply need some assistance remembering things! This project is here to help.
This guide will show you how to build a customisable LED timer using CircuitPython and, the Adafruit QT Py, the LIS3DH accelerometer, and two NeoPixel LED rings. It’s meant to be compact and sit on your desk. The rings light up to let you know the timer is running. Set it on its side to turn off the timers and the LEDs.
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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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