Using Circuits.io to cook up something tasty for the Raspberry Pi — As Seen on Adafruit Show & Tell! #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Here’s Ken Olsen’s write up of the project he shared on last week’s Show-and-Tell. From The Maker’s Box:
My latest project was designing and building a circuit board on the web-based Circuits.io. They have made it super easy to make a PCB in comparison to using Eagle Cad and sending files to a boardhouse.
One of the first things I did with my Raspberry Pi when I got it was an Adafruit Learning tutorial on analog inputs. The Pi doesn’t have analog like the
Arduino, so it needs a little help. Using a MCP3008 on a SPI bus can get
you 8 channels of 10-bit analog. Take that Arduino! At the time, I
used Adafruit’s cobbler board which makes breadboarding things a snap.
This looked like a perfect project for trying out Circuits.io, and it was….
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.