To be able to run around and play the Zombie Game you'll need some way to battery power the Circuit Playground Express. You'll also want some way to attach the Circuit Playground Express board to the outside of your clothing.

For battery power, this 3xAAA battery pack is a good choice. It has an On/Off switch and a nice little belt clip you can use for attaching to clothing. The JST connector plugs right into the Circuit Playground Express.

Angled shot of 3 x AAA battery holder with on-off switch, JST PH connector, and 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...
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For actually attaching the Circuit Playground Express, there are various options. This stick pin is one way, but you will need to be careful with the sharp pointy pin.

Angled shot of silver pin with foam adhesive.
This little Silver-color Pin with Foam Adhesive is the perfect way to attach any PCB or small component to cloth material. The adhesive forms a solid but...
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Attaching it to the board is pretty easy.

Remove the backing and stick the pin to the back of the Circuit Playground Express.

Ready for action!

(but be careful of the sharp pointy pin)

Another option is this magnetic holder. It doesn't have any sharp pointy things, but you'll need to be able to put the other side of the holder inside the clothing somehow.

Magnetic Pin Back
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Mounting it is similar to the other pin back.

Remove the backing and stick the one side of the magnet to the back of the Circuit Playground Express.

Ready for action!

Pockets also make for convenient battery storage if you can't find a place to clip the battery pack.

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This guide was first published on Jul 31, 2018. It was last updated on Jun 18, 2024.

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