I was motivated for this project by my two-year old daughter who always hides her toys under the couch. It was quite hard finding out or looking at what lies down below. So we built a robot that can be remote controlled by any Android 4.1+ device via WLAN, can drive under the couch, look at the toys, and move out what toys it finds. It’s just under 6.5cm tall, streams high-quality H264-encoded video in real time, can be controlled with a simple touch-based interface, and we even put in a LED lamp so you can actually see something.
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.