Turn your Valentine candy box into a magical powered-up PowerPuff Girls project with Circuit Playground Express. Download our code, or create your own custom lights and sounds with Microsoft's MakeCode drag-and-drop code editor. 

This is a great project to do with kids. There is a little bit of cutting required, but no soldering. Help them surprise Mom with an extra special Valentine present from both of you.

A Black woman's manicured hand holds a round microcontroller with lit up LEDs.
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
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Large roll of inch-wide copper 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...
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Front angled shot of 3 x AAA battery holder with on-off switch and 2-pin JST PH connector.
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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Angled shot of 3 PKcell AAA batteries.
Battery power for your portable project! These batteries are good quality at a good price, and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects in the shop that use AAA's. This is a...
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Tools & Materials

You'll also need:

  • A printer and a sheet of card stock
  • A medium to large sized box of Valentine candy
  • Scissors & a utility knife
  • Double-stick tape or mounting tape squares

This guide was first published on Jan 29, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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