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
Snow globe with sparkly flakes swirling around, a ring of RGB LEDs in the base animate in a rainbow swirl.
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...
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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 Jul 17, 2024.

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

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