Overview

The Adafruit products compatible with MakeCode Arcade are designed such that they can clip onto a lanyard without a case. (Many cases are also designed with lanyard clips). Hence the name for PyBadge - it can be worn as a badge. This is very similar to the current "badge life" craze at conventions to make electronic badges.

But what if you could customize the display with your own design. This guide will get you started with Microsoft MakeCode Arcade to just that. The steps are laid out slowly and carefully to ensure beginners can follow along and not assume prior knowledge of programming or MakeCode Arcade.

This tutorial is aimed at people new to programming and Microsoft MakeCode Arcade.

For advanced users, see this guide for more customizable features using CircuitPython.

Parts

Adafruit PyBadge for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino

PRODUCT ID: 4200
Coming soon! Sign up to be notified when we have these in stockWhat's the size of a credit card and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino? That's...
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Adafruit PyBadge LC - MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino

PRODUCT ID: 3939
What's the size of a credit card and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino even when you're on a budget? That's right, it's the Adafruit...
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Adafruit PyGamer for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino

PRODUCT ID: 4242
What fits in your pocket, is fully Open Source, and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino games you write yourself? That's right, it's the Adafruit...
$39.95
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AdaBox012 - PyGamer

PRODUCT ID: 4185
Oh! Hello! If you're here, (and we suspect you are) it's because you want to reward yourself with the gift of handheld gaming development and coding with an AdaBox!...
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Adafruit PyGamer Starter Kit

PRODUCT ID: 4277
Please note: you may get a royal blue or purple case with your starter kit (they're both lovely colors)What fits in your pocket, is fully Open...
$59.95
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USB Cable Options

Pink and Purple Braided USB A to Micro B Cable - 2 meter long

PRODUCT ID: 4148
This cable is super-fashionable with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern!First let's talk about the cover and over-molding. We got these in custom colors,...
$3.95
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B

PRODUCT ID: 592
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
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This guide was first published on Jul 31, 2019. It was last updated on Jul 31, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Dec 01, 2019.