The purpose of this project was to explore the use of switches and knobs with my Circuit Playground Express for my Physical Computing course.What is it?
This project utilizes a Circuit Playground Express and a switch in order to turn the LED pixels on and off. I was able to recycle and revamp a previous sculpture I had created in my 3D Art course and use it as a housing for my Circuit Playground Express. This project resulted in an interactive art piece. I was very excited to be able to execute this with one of my sculptures, as I can include this in my upcoming portfolio review.
What does it do?
There is a switch located on the bottom platform of this project. You can turn the switch back and forth to make the lights turn on or off. The onboard LED pixels on the Circuit Playground Express light up the inside of the sculpture and the light escapes through the eye and other open parts of the sculpture.
How does it work?
With the use of my Circuit Playground Express and Microsoft MakeCode, I was able to program and run code on my circuit board in order to make the switch work properly. With the help of Adafruit Learning, I was able to utilize the "Make It Switch" tutorial and implement some of their example code in my project. (Link to tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/make-it-switch/code-your-micro) When the switch is flipped in one direction, the LED pixels remain off; when switched the other way, the LED pixels turn a bright blue-green color.Link to Video of Project