A bit of practical IT, both the Animalistics and Santa’s Workshop are run by their own Raspberry Pi and Arduino controllers. I used the Pi to handle the sound and the Arduino to control their 9 servos and lighting. The program reads a list of values from the SQL database which i loaded from an Excel sheet. Background music is played until the button is pressed. Santa Land is on over christmas at the Woodbank Nurseries near Harden, UK.
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.