It must have been at least a year since I bought my Adafruit PiTFT. At that time I was reasonably new to the scene but couldn’t resist buying what looked like a micro flat-screen TV for my Raspberry Pi.
What followed was a lot of disappointment. Being a Raspberry Pi novice, I assumed this little GPIO-connected display would be ‘plug n’ play’ just like any other HDMI monitor. It’s not quite that simple…as many will know. I found the screen difficult to use and couldn’t see any real usage for it – so it went to the back of the cupboard.
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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.