On Sundays, I usually try to post up some sort of big idea or experience — something to wrap your brain around while enjoying your day off (if you’re lucky enough to have a day off, that is). Last week, it was that guy climbing the radio broadcast tower. The week before that, it was memristors. But this week, I think I’ve got something every Maker will want to see, if for no other reason than sheer, unadulterated jealousy.
I found myself drooling over the metalworking tools (mini-mills — yay!), vintage radios and other crazy and obscure stuff in this place!
Guess I better start saving up for my trip!
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.
The whole video, I’m thinking “Wait! Stop! Back here…what’s this??”
Fortunately for my bank-account, the amount of money I am able to spend in Akihabara is always limited by the capacity of my luggage.
@J.Peterson Actually, we had two constraints that made it so that we had to go in and out of the stores quickly. The first was that Patrick’s camera had a limited battery life and we couldn’t recharge. The second was that most of the stores don’t allow pictures so we were doing some covert filming. But information wants to be free 🙂