Ambient Orb and ORBneXt Circuit Playground and CircuitPython Project
Building a weather reactive ORBneXt-like project using Circuit Playground and CircuitPython.
The code on the computer gets current temperature information from openweathermap.org, reformats it, and sends it over the serial port (USB) to the Playground which is sitting there waiting for it. Once received, it gets converted to a color from within a spectrum ranging from blue, the coldest, to red, the warmest. That color is then used to fill the pixels for display.
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.