Who knows what the future may hold. The best way to predict the future, is to help invent it. This time last year, would you believe any predictions if you knew what was ahead? Our fates may be up to chance, or maybe they are pre-destined - but we know what you'll be doing for the next few weeks at least... Learning and exploring electronic paper with the MagTag, a battery-powered E-lnk display with built-in WiFi.

We're all going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen this holiday - so why not code up something and attach it to your fridge? Gaze deeply into this ADABOX and visualize your future projects - a daily horoscope, weather forecaster, inspirational quotes, a kitchen timer or clock? All is possible with our easy CircuitPython projects.

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!

The future is yours, if you make it.

AdaBox 017 Contents

Downloadable Content Sheet

A few folks in the first day of shipments may not have received a paper contents insert sheet. If you have a printer, you can print your own from this PDF - it's a grayscale image so any printer will be able to print it out for you!

Adafruit MagTag

MagTag combines the new ESP32-S2 wireless module and a 2.9" grayscale E-lnk display to make a low-power loT display that can show data on its screen even when power is removed!

Lithium Polymer battery

Plug into the MagTag once you're happy with your project so it can run anywhere. It will auto-charge when you connect the board to USB. 

Acrylic Faceplate Kit

The clear back-plate protects the battery. The front plate can be a fluffy, friendly, cloud or a jaunty crimson arrow. Includes some M3 screws to attach the acrylic pieces. 

Magnet Feet

Screw these into the back of the MagTag to make it stick to ferrous things ... like a shelf, desk or refrigerator. 

NeoPixel Strip

What's a holiday without lights? This 1 meter long NeoPixel strip plugs right into the MagTag and has 30 RGB LEDs. 

Magnetic Whiteboard + Markers

Use this as an every-day white board or as a background for your MagTag. 

Magnetic Sticker Sheet

This is thin and flexible magnetic sheet that can easily be cut with scissors. You can use it to turn any non-ferrous surface magnetic or you can make custom magnetic stickers by attaching it to the back of a photo or printout. 

USB C Adapter

If you haven't caught up to USB C standards yet, this adapter will convert a Micro B cable to Type C. 

Sparkly Face Mask

Shimmer and shine as you count down to the new year. 

This guide was first published on Dec 14, 2020. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Unboxing Adabox 017) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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