Community Corner – March 13, 2015: The Featured Projects from this Week
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Keith Golden shared some of the wonderful wooden model cars he’s making for his daughter and her friends! Check out more on his site here.
I’m making some super-hero themed wooden cars for my daughter Julia and her friends. They’re styled loosely after the Mach 5 from Speed Racer and inspired by the Batmobile, but the idea wasn’t to duplicate a particular car but to make a car that a superhero wouldn’t be embarrassed to drive and that wouldn’t constrain the child’s imagination. I also wanted it to be something that Lego minifigs could drive, so I incorporated that into the design. This is the first time I’ve gone so 3D for anything I planned to make in quantity, since 2D-ish designs are much faster to carve, but the theme seemed to call out for 3D contours.(read more)
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.