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Light up the season with MagTag!

It’s that time of the year again! And, what better way to enjoy the season than with the Adafruit MagTag and NeoPixel LEDs! You can light it up and display an image on the handy eInk display. This project is a super simple way to turn your MagTag into a festive light display.

The new CircuitPython Animated Holiday Wreath Lights guide will show you how to assemble a light-up wreath using the Adafruit MagTag and a one meter NeoPixel strip. There is no soldering required – the MagTag comes with a convenient JST port designed to work with 3-pin JST NeoPixel strips. You simply need to plug in the strip to get started. CircuitPython makes programming it really easy. Plug it into your computer, copy the libraries, edit the code, and you’re all set to go. The guide explains how to install CircuitPython and the necessary libraries. Finally, it will show you all of the customisable options available to you in the code so you can make the project your own.

Check out the full guide: CircuitPython Animated Holiday Wreath Lights!


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