When I got into hardware, I got in through things like Arduino and 3D printers. That’s what excited me and ultimately we ended up going into the direction of electronics and software. We do drones and autopilots. I got started with Lego and my children. The company got started with my children assembling Lego pieces on the kitchen table. That was 4 years ago. What happened is that: all the stuff that used to be hard got easy. Software got easy, electronics got easy, platforms got easy, manufacturing operations and tools all got easy – suddenly this stuff became doable.
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.