In January, IDEOer Jerry O’Leary and I launched a kickstarter campaign for the world’s thinnest watch, the CST-01. This is a watch we have worked on outside of project work while here at IDEO. On IDEO Labs we are about sharing our process and getting an under-the-hood look at some things happening here. I figured that it would be interesting to recount the evolution of the design of the CST-01 from early CAD sketches to fully working “design validation units” made from real production parts. Click through for the full story and our process images.
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.