This cute handheld is a ultra-retro gamer with an Arduino core. The display can do full color and is great for basic 8×8 arcade displays. They sent me 20 boxes with kits, laser-cut handles (as shown) and printed out instructions. Its easy to make (the documentation is better than mine), perfect for someone with a little bit of programming experience such as with Arduino who wants to make little games. Check out their webpage for details/downloads & give one to your 8-bit loved ones for the holidays.
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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