Hack Manhattan is teaching a KiCad class on Saturday, November 3. KiCad is an open source alternative to expensive commercial circuit board design packages, and supports 16 copper layers and unlimited board size. This workshop will assume working knowledge of circuit boards and what’s on them, but not any prior board design experience.
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.