Last summer, SLO MakerSpace decided to host a NOVA ‘Making Stuff’ workshop for our local community. One of the workshop activities is a Pinewood Derby.
The good news is those are always great fun. The bad news is we only had a week to prepare! SLOMS resident woodworking expert Rich Farwell accepted the challenge of building the track while I (Tom Cantrell) put together an Arduino-based race timer.
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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.