This is a useful project to build a small power meter using a Pro Trinket, an OLED display, and the INA219 current sensing breakout. You can use this power meter to measure the voltage, current, power, and milliamp-hours of current that are used by a device. Why are these measurements useful? If you’re estimating how long a device might run on batteries or if it’s possible to run off small solar cells then you’ll have to know how much power the device uses. This power meter project is perfect for connecting to a project or device to measure its power consumption and estimate how long it will run on batteries!
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.
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