Nicola Zocca’s brilliant heat-shrink joinery was one of our favorites from the Design Products section of the Royal College of Art final show, which opened last night in London (a must-see). The series is appropriately titled “Shrink.” The idea is wonderfully simple, and the execution precise and imaginative. Nicola describes it best: “So, just using hot air, it’s possible to build and fix chairs, bookshelves and tables.”
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.