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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Want to expand the playground? Use Digi-Key's free ideation tool and let your creativity flow. The Circuit Playground is included at both a block diagram and board level.

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Circuit Playground

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
3000 datasheet linkCIRCUIT PLAYGROUND CLASSIC3000CIRCUIT PLAYGROUND CLASSIC333 - Immediate
3000 product page link

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SPW2430HR5H-B datasheet linkMIC MEMS ANALOGSPW2430HR5H-BMIC MEMS ANALOG79721 - Immediate
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PS1240P02BT datasheet linkAUDIO PIEZO TRANSDUCER 30V THPS1240P02BTAUDIO PIEZO TRANSDUCER 30V TH84712 - Immediate
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LIS3DHTR datasheet linkACCEL 2-16G I2C/SPI 16LGALIS3DHTRACCEL 2-16G I2C/SPI 16LGA139463 - Immediate
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ATMEGA32U4-MU datasheet linkIC MCU 8BIT 32KB FLASH 44QFNATMEGA32U4-MUIC MCU 8BIT 32KB FLASH 44QFN33692 - Immediate
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Published: 2016-05-02