I never thought I’d stray from wanting to be a systems administrator. I wanted to be a computer scientist, but then I took the Electronics project in 4-H and bought your MiniPOV3 Kit. It was the first thing I had ever soldered and I picked the skill up quickly. Later I learned more about micro controllers whilst trying to program it and eventually, that project won me my first Grand Champion (basically best in the project area) I had ever gotten. After that the bug bit me. I built the TV-B-Gone twice, an FM radio transmitter, an RFID lock for my bedroom (one for my front door is in the works). That original kit is why I want to be an engineer, I took my high school’s EE program and soaked it up like a sponge. Now I want to double major in EE and Chemical Engineering. I just figured you should know, what you said is true. You are making the Makers, I now know exactly what I want to do, and I would never have had the resources if it hadn’t been for Make Magazine and Adafruit giving me the opportunity to learn about this.
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.