This holiday themed box moves around the floor as it makes creepy sounds and lights.
It uses a PIR motion sensor to detect movement and a TT motor to spin a wheel. It also triggers lights and sounds making this an interactive gift box.
With Adafruits Crickit robotics platform, you can program with Circuit Python.
Use a cardbox and scraps to house the components and get crafty with the decorations.
It's easy to prototype with cardboard and paper crafts to make a unique gift box that you can customize!
You can find the list of all parts used to make this project linked below!
We used Circuit Python and programed our Gift Box to activate when the PIR sensor detects any moment. You can use the on-board sensors on the Circuit Playground Express to make it even more interactive!
3D Printed Parts
Although not require, our 3D printed mount is design to easily mount the Crickit to a battery pack.
There's resources in these guides that go beyond what's covered in this tutorial. MakeCode guide is all about setting up your Circuit Playground Express board. TheCircuit Playground Express introduction guide walks you through all of the pinouts, sensors and everything you need to know.