Overview

You're headed to the next big conference or event. They'll likely provide a badge with your name on it, but what if you could have something better?

That's where PyBadger and PyBadge (or PyGamer) come in! Use CircuitPython to easily create an interactive conference or event badge. You can display a "Hello My Name Is"-style badge that you can quickly add your name to, or customise it entirely. You can generate and display a custom QR code to direct people to your website. You can also display a "business card" with an image, such as your face or company logo, and a string of text, such as your email address.

PyBadger also gives you access to the other features on the board, such as the buttons, NeoPixels, light sensor, and accelerometer. You can easily add all kinds of features to your badge if you choose to.

CircuitPython's own Blinka is headed to the next Circuit Playground conference and wants to have the coolest badge there. This guide will walk you through Blinka creating an interactive conference badge. Follow along and customise it to fit your needs!

All you need to follow along is a PyBadge, battery and lanyard, we have a few options for each, so you can deck out in the fanciest style, or go for an affordable-yet-stylish look

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...
$34.95
IN STOCK

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...
OUT OF STOCK

Lithium Ion Polymer Battery with Short Cable - 3.7V 350mAh

PRODUCT ID: 4237
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$5.95
IN STOCK

Lithium Ion Polymer Battery with Short Cable - 3.7V 420mAh

PRODUCT ID: 4236
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$6.95
IN STOCK

Adafruit Circuit Playground Lanyard

PRODUCT ID: 3987
We've got our Circuit Playground friends on lunchboxes, 
$1.95
IN STOCK

Double-Hook Lanyard in Adafruit Black

PRODUCT ID: 3982
What did the lanyard say to the hat? "You go on ahead, I'll hang around."Terribly good puns aside, we've got a Double-Hook Lanyard in...
$1.50
IN STOCK
This guide was first published on Jul 06, 2019. It was last updated on Jul 06, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Nov 09, 2019.