Not sure what time it is? Never quite got the hang of reading an analog clock? Ask Adabot! In this project, you’ll use an RP2040 Prop-Maker Feather running CircuitPython with a DS3231 real-time clock breakout to build a friendly, talking clock. Whenever you press the button on the top of Adabot’s head, he will announce the current time for you.
This guide will show you how to use a real-time clock module with in combination with sound effects.
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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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