Newark put together a survey of 4,000 professional engineers and over 4,000 students and hobbyists. The result: 56% of the professional engineers said they were more likely to use open-source hardware this year than in the past. Of course, over 80% the students and hobbyists were looking to open-source hardware.
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.