I needed a coffee table to replace the kids Train Playset table so I set out to use my new Rasperry Pi and create a nice piece for the entertainment room. I already have a 120″ projector screen in this room so I could have easily hooked up the Raspberry Pi to the big screen, but where’s the fun in that!
I had the Raspberry Pi and needed to do something with it so why not make a retro gaming platform out of it. I installed the RetroPie image that I found on the petRockBlog. This was pretty easy as all the instructions and help is located there.
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.