Overview

You can dance if you want to. You can leave the world behind.

Make a tutu that reacts to your dancing. This is a great project to do with kids, or to make for all your fabulous dancer friends. (Because.. if your friends don't dance.. well, they're no friends of mine.)   

The magic lies in Microsoft MakeCode's drag-and-drop code editor in combination with Adafruit's Circuit Playground Express and its onboard sensors. Play with triggering animations when you jump, cartwheel, tilt left or right, or shake and shimmy. This is really way too much fun.

Materials Needed

Circuit Playground Express

PRODUCT ID: 3333
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
$24.95
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Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strand 20 LED 4" Pitch

PRODUCT ID: 3631
Attaching NeoPixel strips to your costume can be a struggle as the flexible PCBs can crack when bent too much. So how to add little dots of color? Use these stranded NeoPixel dots!...
$27.50
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3 x AAA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch and 2-Pin JST

PRODUCT ID: 727
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...
$1.95
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You Will Also Need

If you're new to making things light up, you can get all the electronics tools you need in one convenient kit! This kit also comes with a stand for your soldering iron, and an "eraser" -- solder sucker that makes it easy to fix any mistakes you make with wiring.

Ladyada's Electronics Toolkit

PRODUCT ID: 136
Starting out on your electronics adventure?Want to wield the mighty soldering iron?Tired of saying "I'd totally get into electronics if I only knew what tools to...
$100.00
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This guide was first published on Jan 09, 2019. It was last updated on Jan 09, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 16, 2019.