My editable email notifier is fully functional! It successfully indicates the new number of emails by spinning and dropping M&Ms into a glass. Then, once the emails have been read, an LED lights up to indicate that you may eat the M&Ms. The coding was in two parts: a Python code and an Arduino code. This was my first time working with python, and it was an interesting process of trial and error. The code consisted of: checking if the arduino is plugged into the computer, then logging into Gmail (with provided email and password), checking the number of unread messages, sending a certain letter to the arduino indicating the number of emails and repeating it every 20 seconds.
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.