Overview

You can use your Circuit Playground Express (CPX) to build a fun, interactive, and beautiful holiday snow globe! Using CircuitPython, you can code the CPX to read its built-in acceleromter and detect when the snow globe is being shaken, and then play back a melody and festive light show!!

Materials and Parts

Besides the electronics listed below, you'll also need:

  • glitter
  • distilled water
  • glycerin
  • double stick foam tape
  • E6000 glue or equivalent
  • a figurine, such as a LEGO minifigure or 3D printer to make your own

Circuit Playground Snow Globe Kit

PRODUCT ID: 4011
Light up the winter nights this year with an electronic Snow Globe! This kit provides everything you need to make your very own, no soldering required! You can use...
$39.95
OUT OF STOCK

The kit above comes with all the materials including a battery charger. 

The following are the parts separately and do NOT need to be bought if you buy the kit above:

1 x Circuit Playground Express
with CircuitPython
1 x 3x AAA Battery Holder
with On/Off Switch and 2-pin JST
1 x DIY Snow Globe Kit - 108mm Diameter
This custom container is durable, clear and round, with a large flat screw-on top and a press-fit rubber stopper.
This guide was first published on Dec 11, 2017. It was last updated on Dec 11, 2017. This page (Overview) was last updated on Oct 24, 2018.