Getting Started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

Getting Started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming, whether you are learning interactive programming, have an Internet of Things project in mind, or are looking to design on-the-go wearable electronics.

$15.99$19.99

From Adafruit Industries, a leader in products to Makers, designers, students young and old, comes the Circuit Playground Express. Connect it to your PC, Mac or Linux computer, and you can be programming interactive projects in minutes. You have a choice of programming environments to choose from: Python, the Microsoft MakeCode graphical building block environment, C/C++ via the Arduino development environment and JavaScript. Whether you are learning interactive programming, have an Internet of Things project in mind, or are looking to design on-the-go wearable electronics, the versatile Circuit Playground Express is the device to start with.  

In Getting Started with the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, you'll learn how to:
  • Get up and running quickly with programmable boards
  • Understand the basics of coding in multiple programming languages
  • Use the built-in sensors for a variety of projects
  • Make colorful interactive displays
  • Design programs for the Internet of Things (IoT)
Mike Barela is currently a consulting engineer for Adafruit Industries, LLC. He recently retired as a senior Foreign Service officer and security engineer for the U.S. Department of State. Mike is a graduate of Whitman College in mathematics/physics and the California Institute of Technology in electrical engineering. He has also worked at Hewlett-Packard, the Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Boeing. An avid electronics enthusiast, he started with a workbench and Radio Shack parts in high school. Mike is the author of the book Make: Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket and many tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System.