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Circuit Playground Express

$34.95

Circuit Playground Express

$34.95


Description

Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. Adafruit has taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and made it even better! Not only did they pack even more sensors in, they also made it even easier to program. You can now start your journey with Microsoft MakeCode block-based or Javascript programming. Then, you can use the same board to try CircuitPython, with the Python interpreter running right on the Express. As you progress, you can advance to using Arduino IDE, which has full support of all the hardware down to the low level, so you can make powerful projects.

Because you can program the same board in 3 different ways – the Express has great value and re-usability. From beginners to experts, Circuit Playground Express has something for everyone.

The board is round and has alligator-clip pads around it so you don’t have to solder or sew to make it work. You can power it from USB, a AAA battery pack, or with a Lipoly battery (for advanced users). Circuit Playground Express has built-in USB support. Built in USB means you plug it in to program it and it just shows up, no special cable or adapter required. Just program your code into the board then take it on the go!


Features

  • Microsoft MakeCode Compatible
  • Built-in USB Support – just plug it in and program!
  • ATSAMD21 ARM Cortex M0 Processor, running at 3.3V and 48MHz
  • 10 x mini NeoPixels, each one can display any color
  • Integrated Temperature sensor (thermistor)
  • Microphone
  • Two Pushbuttons and a Slide Switch
  • 8 x alligator-clip friendly input/output pins
  • USB port can act like serial port, keyboard, mouse, joystick or MIDI!
  • Circuit Python Compatible
  • Arduino IDE Compatible
  • 2 MB of SPI Flash storage, used primarily with CircuitPython to store code and libraries.
  • Motion sensor (LIS3DH triple-axis accelerometer)
  • Light sensor (phototransistor) that can also act as a color sensor and pulse sensor
  • Miniature Speaker and class D amplifier
  • Infrared receiver and transmitter
  • 7 pads can act as capacitive touch inputs and the 1 remaining is a true analog output
  • MicroUSB port for programming and debugging


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