This is my weekend project: an arduino chess clock, and also a creative multi-game box. Multi-game because, although I programmed two modes, one regular clock and one chess clock, it can be programmed in many more ways, to play a lot of games. For example, you can have a quiz with your friends, to see who presses the buttons first, after each question, while displaying points for each player, or you can adapt a homemade version of the Simon memory game, making it generate a random sequence of sounds and buttons, each time longer. This could prove very usefull for kids learning and developing their memories. Imagine one of these on your family meetings, the kids could play with each other, without having to run around like they usually do (laughts).
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.