I am jealous of Joel Johnson who got to go to Electro-Harmonix in LIC. Watch for tube-joy! I wonder if all the boards are started in China, then shipped to the US for completion, assembly & testing. I love how crazy-messy it is, with scopes on top of old-style generators with random digikey bags everywhere (totally reminds me of my workplace)…thats how you can tell they are doing real engineering!
(Oddly enough, I once lived a couple miles away in Astoria and biked by there all the time on my way to the Queensborough)
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.