By now, when I look at components I evaluate their aesthetics as much as I do their functionality. When I design boards, the look and feel of the component has to fit the design, not only what it’s supposed to be doing. Resistors come in an amazing spectrum of colours — particularly older ones! — and I wanted to find a way to use them for their colour rather than their value.
I had a bunch of resistors — 1/8W and 1/4W — left over from a project and I wanted to experiment with a symmetrical arrangement.
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.