I’ve been conscious of not posting for a while, so felt the need to rush this video out before my next trip out the country. So here we have a couple of things I’ve been experimenting with recently, in the shape of an MPU6050. The MPU6050 is a combined gyroscope and accelerometer, which I’ve combined with an Adafruit 2.2″ tft display to make a rudimentary g-meter.
2.2″ 18-bit color TFT LCD display with microSD card breakout – HX8340BN – This lovely little display breakout is the best way to add a small, colorful and bright display to any project. Since the display uses 3-wire SPI to communicate and has its own pixel-addressable frame buffer, it can be used with every kind of microcontroller. Even a very small one with low memory and few pins available! (read more)
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.