Hey - do you feel like you don't have a clue? Do you wanna get a clue? In this ADABOX we will give you a clue... the Adafruit CLUE!

The CLUE is a sensor-packed development board with a small colorful screen and a lot of sensors. To make it compatible with existing projects, we made it the same shape and size as the BBC micro:bit and with the same edge-connector on the bottom with five big pads so it will fit into your existing robot kit or 'bit add-on.

Each CLUE comes with a Nordic nRF52840 Bluetooth microcontroller, two buttons, 1.3" 240x240 color TFT, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure, triple-axis accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer, proximity/light/color/gesture sensor, microphone, and a buzzer. Everything you need to learn how to interact and analyze the world around you. 

Have you been eagerly awaiting your ADABOX for a while? It has arrived! Thank you to everyone around the world who has been patient as this box made its way to you. There's no better time to get an ADABOX, with lots of fun electronic projects you can build at home by yourself or with family. Thank you from the entire Adafruit team here in NYC!

A huge thank you to Digi-Key for going above-and-beyond to help support Adafruit over the last few months. Digi-Key's support made this box possible, and we are so excited to see what you will build!

You ADABOX has been patiently waiting to be shipped for longer than usual, the PVC tubing may have left a noticable odor. To clear out the odor, leave your ADABOX parts out in a ventilated room for an hour or two.

AdaBox 015 Contents

Adafruit CLUE

The star of the show! With a color display, tons of sensors, micro:bit compatibility, and Arduino or CircuitPython support for a ton of awesome projects.

3 x AAA battery pack and 3 x AAA alkaline batteries

To power your CLUE anywhere you wish.

Adafruit Bonsai Buckaroo

A plant care helper for CLUE. Bolt it on with 5 screws to get a buzzer/beeper, 3V DC motor driver, and alligator clips for connecting a DIY soil sensor

Two alligator clip cable leads + two stainless steel nails

To create a DIY soil moisture sensor

Water pump (3V DC motor) + clear PVC tubing

To automatically water your plants from a reservoir

Starter Planter Pot

This small plastic planter pot will get you started with your very first planting - just add soil + a few seeds to get sprouting

Your planter may be a little squished from shipping. Please smooth it out once you receive it - it will work just fine even if a little wrinkled!

Fingerless glove

You can attach the CLUE to the glove to create hand-motion projects

(You may get one or two gloves, but you only need one for the projects)

Face Mask

We have been giving these KN95 masks out to New Yorkers, nurses, doctors, and anyone else who needs a face covering.

This KN95 Face Mask is made of strong filter material, is easy to wear, and can be re-used if carefully removed and stored in a paper bag after each use. Don't share this mask, one mask per person only! Afterward, they should be carefully removed and thrown out. Please check this document for information on how to put on and safely remove a  face mask.

Double Stick Foam Tape

Adhere stuff to stuff. Useful when crafting many of our CLUE projects!

This guide was first published on Jul 22, 2020. It was last updated on Jul 22, 2020.
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