@heywpi is a simple project that pulls twitter mentions from the twitter account (@heywpi) scans the text of the tweets for colors, and then lights up a window on the WPI campus with that color using RGB LEDs. Once the new color has been written the LEDs, a photo is taken and then tweeted back at the person who changed the color, showing them that the color did in fact change. It is meant to be a social experiment of sorts, demonstrating the use of twitter for physically interactive projects.
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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.