If you’re looking for an inexpensive hobby that will put -enormous- smilles on a child’s face… you’ve found it! Modding Legos can be great fun – let’s get started! There are soooooo many options: glowing eyes, repulsors, an arc reactor, laser guns, light sabers, fairy wands, etc. Your Lego minifigs will be so awesomtastic you’ll have to hide them from your kids! I typically start by going to a local super-center and picking up a couple ‘mystery’ minifig packets in the toy section. They are only a few dollars and are great starters for developing your skills.
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.