PART FINDER FRIDAY – Potentiometers! We spent a lot of time trying to find a good panel mount potentiometer for a good price. These should satisfy nearly any project’s needs. They come in a few different values and in both linear & audio log taper. The ones with pins plug into breadboard, the ones with solder lugs are easier to free-solder. Mouser carries a bunch, Digikey has a few as well.
We have the most commonly used value, a 10K linear taper, in the shop.
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.