Astrida had this to say: “I’ll be talking about DIY Holiday crafts and NYC Resistor on NPR’s Science Friday radio broadcast today at 3pm, tune in!”
Avoid the long lines this season and hack your holiday gifts. Want to try making your own perfume or turning a scarf into a surround sound speaker system? Eric Wilhelm, founder of Instructables, and Astrida Valigorsky, a member of NYC Resistor, share their favorite holiday hacks and do-it-yourself geeky gifts.
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.