This guide will show you how to build your own musical snake charmer box with Blinka, the circuit python! The materials you can find around the house and the project uses the Circuit Playground Express microcontroller programmed in Microsoft MakeCode for easy upload and changes.


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...
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Standard hobby servo with three pin cable
This high-torque standard servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction). You can use any servo code, hardware, or library to control these servos. Good for...
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Group of Small Alligator Clip to Male Jumper Wires
When working with unusual non-header-friendly surfaces, these handy cables will be your best friends! No longer will you have long, cumbersome strands of alligator clips. These...
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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...
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In addition, for this project you will need:

  • Double sided tape
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Fishing line or string - 12" long
  • Color printer

If this is your first time using Circuit Playground Express, this guide is a good launchpad to get you up and running:

Let's get started!

This guide was first published on May 07, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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