Do you want to build your own robot that cleans the dishes for you? How about an arcade game machine complete with flashing lights and joysticks? Or a helicopter drone that chases your cat giving you a clear picture of what it gets up to when roaming the neighborhood?
Sounds like fun, but where do you start? A small credit card sized computer called the Raspberry Pi has quickly become an important building block in the world of DIY computing and electronics projects around the world. But what is a Raspberry Pi and why has it excited teachers, learners, and makers all over the world?
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
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.