Adafruit Circuit Playground Express Advanced Pack

Adafruit Circuit Playground Express Advanced Pack is a complete starter kit for the Circuit Playground Express. The Advanced Pack includes two Circuit Playground Express Boards, plus an array of parts to complete a variety of projects. The Circuit Playground Express is an all-in-one design board featuring a processor, sensors, LEDs, USB, and more, making it an ideal introduction to electronics and programming. Circuit Playground Express currently supports programming via Microsoft MakeCode, a web-based code editor for physical computing. Using MakeCode's visual block-based editor, or its JavaScript editor, users can build programs to create custom animations, sounds, and use sensor events like "On Shake" to react to external stimuli. 

The Circuit Playground Express is based on an ultralow-power SMART SAM L21 Microcontroller, using a 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0+ core. The SAM L21 features sophisticated power management technologies, allowing for very low current consumption. It can be powered by USB, "AAA" battery pack, or with a Lipoly battery. The round, sensor-packed Circuit Playground Express Board features alligator-clip pads around the edge, making it easy to connect to projects without having to solder. Built-in USB allows quick connectivity for programming, with no special cables or adapters required.

Kit Contents

  • 2 x Circuit Playground Express
  • 2 x USB cable - A/MicroB

  • Parts to make wearable and sewable electronics:
    • 1 x Stainless Thin Conductive Thread - 2 ply - 23 meter/76 ft. for sewing wearable projects
    • 1 x Needle set - 3/9 sizes - 20 needles
    • 1 x Sewable Snaps - 5mm Diameter - Card of 24
    • 1 x Magnetic Pin Back

  • Parts to make breadboard, paper-craft, or clip-on electronics and sensors:
    • 1 x Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive - 6mm x 15 meter roll
    • 1 x Small Alligator Clip Test Lead (set of 18)
    • 1 x Small Alligator Clip to Male Jumper Wire Bundle - 6 Pieces

  • Extra RGB and multicolor LEDs, and two motors:
    • 2 x Micro Servo - make your own little robots
    • 1 x Flora RGB Smart NeoPixel version 2 - Pack of 4
    • 1 x Adafruit LED Sequins - Multicolor Pack of 5

  • Two ways to power projects, "AAA" for smaller and lighter builds and "AA" for larger
    • 1 x JST-PH Battery Extension Cable - 500mm - Extension cables for the battery holders
    • 1 x 3x "AAA" Battery Holder with On/Off Switch, JST, and Belt Clip
    • 3 x Alkaline "AAA" batteries
    • 1 x 3x "AA" Battery Holder with On/Off Switch, JST, and Belt Clip
    • 3 x Alkaline "AA" batteries

  • And plenty of storage for projects and parts:
    • 2 x Mini Storage Box
    • 1 x AdaBot LunchBox
  • Circuit Playground Express Features:
    • 10 x mini NeoPixels, each one can display any color
    • 1 x Motion sensor (LIS3DH triple-axis accelerometer with tap detection, free-fall detection)
    • 1 x Temperature sensor (thermistor)
    • 1 x Light sensor (phototransistor), can also act as a color sensor and pulse sensor
    • 1 x Sound sensor (MEMS microphone)
    • 1 x Mini speaker with class D amplifier (7.5mm magnetic speaker/buzzer)
    • 2 x Push buttons, labeled A and B
    • 1 x Slide switch
    • Infrared receiver and transmitter - can receive and transmit any remote control codes, and send messages between Circuit Playground Expresses, can also act as a proximity sensor
    • 8 x alligator-clip friendly input/output pins
    • Includes I2C, UART, 8-pins that can do analog inputs, multiple PWM output
    • 7 pads can act as capacitive touch inputs and the 1 remaining is a true analog output
    • Green "ON" LED so you know its powered
    • Red "#13" LED for basic blinking
    • Reset button
    • ATSAMD21 ARM Cortex M0 Processor, running at 3.3V and 48MHz
    • 2MB of SPI Flash storage, used primarily with CircuitPython to store code and libraries
    • MicroUSB port for programming and debugging
    • USB port can act like serial port, keyboard, mouse, joystick, or MIDI


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Adafruit Circuit Playground Express Advanced Pack
Publicado: 2018-08-14 | Actualizado: 2022-09-19