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

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...
In Stock
Adafruit NeoPixel LED Dots Strand - 20 LEDs at 4 inch Pitch
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!...
In Stock
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...
In Stock

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.

Collection of many electronic hand tools and soldering equipment
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...
Out of Stock

This guide was first published on Jan 09, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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

Text editor powered by tinymce.