Tune into ABC on Sunday, August 14, 2011, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET to catch Girl Scouts robotics team “the Space Cookies” appear alongside renowned inventor/FIRST founder Dean Kamen and The Black Eyed Peas front-man will.i.am on “i.am.FIRST- Science is Rock and Roll,” a groundbreaking science and technology entertainment celebration that highlights the 20th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship!
The star-studded special features performances by The Black Eyed Peas and Willow Smith, along with Girl Scouts and celebrities including Justin Bieber, Steven Tyler, Bono, Jack Black, Miley Cyrus and Josh Duhamel speaking out in support of Science, Technology, Engineering and education. Student teams are profiled as their robots compete to win coveted FIRST Championship awards
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.