Some good news for fans of the popular mbed platform … the core libraries are now available on github under an open source license! You can read the announcement here, but this is good news for a platform that was already very easy to use and powerful, and this announcement will hopefully get people who might have been turned off but it’s semi-closed nature to take another look! Curious what it’s all about? You can grab an mbed right here and get started with ARM yourself today!
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.