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

Angled shot of a Adafruit PyBadge for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython, or Arduino.
What's the size of a credit card and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino? That's right, its the Adafruit PyBadge! We wanted to see how much we...
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Angled shot of Adafruit PyBadge - Low Cost.
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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Angled shot of Adafruit PyGamer for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino.
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...
$44.95
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Angled shot of a black box with Blue "ADABOX" texted logo.
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 with PCB, enclosure, buttons, and storage bag
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 meters long
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,...
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B - 3 foot long
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 Feb 17, 2022.

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