MIDI, first established back in 1983, is the defacto standard for digital music notation. MIDI messages are relatively easy to understand and generate – and open up a variety of interesting project ideas using a microcontroller.
Also – MIDI makes for an excellent pet name. 😉
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.