Designed to be an affordable learning tool for pre-college students, the Raspberry Pi has caught on with all age groups and skill levels. The hacker mentality within the Pi community has allowed it to flourish and produce some very interesting, creative, and seriously useful applications. Want to automate your sprinkler system and take weather forecasts into account? Want to build a system that enables quadriplegics to make music with their eyes? Want to learn Python? Go find a Raspberry Pi. — Jonathan Freeman
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.