Before you get started, make sure you've been through the basic tutorials on using the Circuit Playground. You'll need to have installed the Arduino IDE, added the Circuit Playground board to Arduino, and added the Circuit Playground library. This excellent guide, Introducing Circuit Playground and Circuit Playground lesson #0 will show you how to do all of that and get you going in no time!
Plug your Circuit Playground into your computer now, and launch the Arduino IDE. Double check that you've selected the board and port as in the Lesson #0 tutorial and are ready to upload code.
Micro USB Cable any length. You probably have one of these around, they're the most common USB cable.
Make sure its a data/sync cable!
If you'd like to create the same enclosure we made, you'll need some additional parts. You can also use this as a leaping off point for designing your own enclosure or attachment method! Maybe you'll affix yours to your vintage, horse-image Trapper Keeper, or sew it to your hoodie?
- Acrylic craft paints in five different colors
- Small paint brush or cotton swabs