Circuit Playground Dev Board

Adafruit's Circuit Playground development board is here and it is the best way to practice programming on real hardware

Adafruit's Circuit Playground development board is here - and it is the best way to practice programming on real hardware with no soldering required! Circuit Playground features an ATmega32u4 processor, just like their popular Flora. The board is also 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). Just program your code into the board, and then take it on the go!

  • ATmega32u4 processor, running at 3.3 V and 8 MHz
  • MicroUSB port for programming and debugging with Arduino IDE
  • USB port can act like serial port, keyboard, mouse, joystick, or MIDI

Circuit Playground development board has built-in USB support. Built-in USB means you plug it in to program it and it just shows up. All you need is a Micro-B USB cable - no additional purchases are necessary! With the new 1.6.4+ Arduino IDE, it takes only a few seconds to add support. The Circuit Playground has USB HID support so it can act like a mouse or keyboard and attach directly to computers.

Introducing Circuit Playground

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)
  • 1 x sound sensor (MEMS microphone)
  • 1 x mini speaker (magnetic buzzer)
  • 2 x push buttons, left and right
  • 1 x slide switch
  • 8 x alligator-clip friendly input/output pins including I2C, UART, and 4 pins that can do analog inputs/PWM output
  • All 8 pads can act as capacitive touch inputs
  • Green "ON" LED to show its powered
  • Red "#13" LED for basic blinking
  • Reset button

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Circuit Playground

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
CIRC PLAYGROUND CLASS ATMEGA32U43000CIRC PLAYGROUND CLASS ATMEGA32U4283 - ImmediateView Details

Associated Product

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC MCU 8BIT 32KB FLASH 44VQFNATMEGA32U4-MUIC MCU 8BIT 32KB FLASH 44VQFN11447 - ImmediateView Details
ADDRESS LED DISCR SER RGB 10PK2686ADDRESS LED DISCR SER RGB 10PK341 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT USB2.0 MICRO B SMD R/A10118192-0001LFCONN RCPT USB2.0 MICRO B SMD R/A156141 - ImmediateView Details
LED RED CLEAR CHIP SMD R/ALTST-S220KRKTLED RED CLEAR CHIP SMD R/A78302 - ImmediateView Details
LED GREEN CLEAR SMDLTST-C170GKTLED GREEN CLEAR SMD450382 - ImmediateView Details
IC REG LINEAR 3.3V 300MA SOT23-5TLV70233DBVRIC REG LINEAR 3.3V 300MA SOT23-539224 - ImmediateView Details
SENSOR PHOTO 630NM 2SMDALS-PT19-315C/L177/TR8SENSOR PHOTO 630NM 2SMD217561 - ImmediateView Details
MAMET MIC ANALOG TOP PORTSPW2430HR5H-BMAMET MIC ANALOG TOP PORT70503 - ImmediateView Details
ACCEL 2-16G I2C/SPI 16LGALIS3DHTRACCEL 2-16G I2C/SPI 16LGA137263 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER SMD R/A 2POS 2MMS2B-PH-SM4-TB(LF)(SN)CONN HEADER SMD R/A 2POS 2MM173913 - ImmediateView Details
AUDIO PIEZO TRANSDUCER 30V THPS1240P02BTAUDIO PIEZO TRANSDUCER 30V TH24032 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2016-05-02