The thing I like the most about my minipov3 project is that its not just blinky, but it has a built-in AVR programmer. That little extra makes it possible to turn the kit into a brain-machine or an LED cube. Or you could pop the ATtiny2313 out and turn it into a general purpose programmer, like uzimonkey did! Go over to his blog to see how he used his to program the Arduino bootloader into a chip with a few wires.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.
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