This morning I woke up to some exciting news!, Well, depending on your definition of exciting, really. Adafruit have introduced a new Raspberry Pi linux image, based on the work done by the Raspbian team. What makes it unique is really what’s been enabled by default:
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.