Unboxing AdaBox 006

Feeling the bite of the cold and wind outside? Why not slither indoors and snuggle up with your very own cuddly Python? What? A snake?!

Yessssssssss, this is AdaBox is Python powered!

You'll soon find yourself charmed by the power and flexibility of CircuitPython, not to mention its ease of use. And the Python strikes fast -- with no need for a compiler or IDE, you'll get your code up and running on the board quicker than ever. We think once you try it you'll be hooked by how easy it is.

Kit Contents

Circuit Playground Express - 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.

USB Cable - A/MicroB - your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Circuit Python Express.

Magnetic Pin Back - These magnetic pin backs have two pieces: a metal bar with adhesive strip and a plastic piece with two strong rare-earth magnets. Affix the metal bar to your wearable projects-- it's just the right size! Then attach your wearable to any garment without poking holes in your clothes. The magnets are strong enough to hold up even a hefty circuit!

Alligator Clips - Connect this to that without soldering using these handy mini alligator clip test leads. 15" cables with alligator clip on each end, color coded. You get 12 pieces in 6 colors. Strong and grippy, these always come in handy! We often use these in conjunction with a multimeter so we don't have to hold the probes in place.

Alligator Clips to Jumper Wires - For bread-boarding with unusual non-header-friendly surfaces, these cables will be your best friends! No longer will you have long strands of alligator clips that are grabbing little wires. These compact jumper cables have a premium male header on one end, and a grippy mini alligator clip on the other.

Micro Servo - Tiny little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction), and works just like the standard kinds you're used to but smaller. You can use any servo code, hardware or library to control these servos.

Copper Foil Tape - Copper tape can be an interesting addition to your toolbox. The tape itself is made of thin pure copper so its extremely flexible and can take on nearly any shape. You can easily solder to it, and the tape itself can carry current just like a wire. On the back is an electrically conductive adhesive. The adhesive can't carry significant current but it is very handy for sensing applications where you don't want to solder the copper tape.

Mini Remote Control - This little remote control would be handy for controlling a robot or other project from across the room. It has 21 buttons and a layout we thought was handy: directional buttons and number entry buttons.

Panel Mount 10K Potentiometer - This potentiometer is a two-in-one, good in a breadboard or with a panel. It's a fairly standard linear taper 10K ohm potentiometer, with a grippy shaft. It's smooth and easy to turn, but not so loose that it will shift on its own.

AAA Battery Holder w/ Belt Clip - This battery holder connects 3 AAA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects. We spec'd these out because the box is slim, and 3 AAA's add up to about 3.3-4.5V, a very similar range to Lithium Ion/polymer (Li-Ion) batteries, plus it has a nifty on-off switch.

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Last updated on 2018-05-14 at 11.55.03 AM Published on 2017-12-11 at 11.03.19 PM