NEW GUIDE: Step Switch Party @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
Re-live your Roland 808 drum machine dreams with these step switches with LEDs. They’re tactile, they’re momentary, and they’re awesome.
This new guide by John Park shows how you can use them as simple inputs for an Arduino or CircuitPython-based project on Pico, but you can use these methods for any microcontroller board you like.
The basic examples let you make a desktop switcher, game item selector, or MIDI controller using a simple bit of code. You’ll be reading switches and toggling their LEDs for feedback in no time!
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.