Roughly every quarter my employer, Red Gate, has a ‘Down Tools Week’ which is a week long opportunity to hack on ideas that never get space in a normal work day. This cycle our theme is the Internet of Things, so I’m pulling together kits to get people up and running.
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.