Sophi Kravitz is an engineer whose company, MIX, develops behavioral training products for scientists and consumers. Her talk was about a formulaic approach to determine the product’s market size, or if a product even has a market at all. She developed and used this formula to determine that MIX’s open source mouse nosepoke product was marketable. She is working on a novelty “Goldfish trainer” product which probably does not have a market and a new mouse trainer that probably does.
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.