Getting Started with your new AdaBox

The heart of AdaBox 006 is the Circuit Playground Express. This little board is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and made it even better! Not only did we pack even more sensors in, we also made it even easier to program.

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

Getting familiar with your new Circuit Playground Express

Before we dive into the fun projects we designed specifically for AdaBox 006, let's get to know the Circuit Playground Express (CPX) a little bit better. Click the button below to check out the guide that will teach you all about your new CPX, and how to get it connected to your computer. Then come back to this guide for more.

Once you have gone through the CPX Guide, in particular the 'setup' part with any drivers and guided tour, come back here! It is time to put your CPX to work with these quick and easy guides. Let's get started...

This guide was first published on Dec 11, 2017. It was last updated on Oct 17, 2018. This page (Getting Started with your new AdaBox) was last updated on Dec 11, 2017.