Check out 8-Bit Key’s review of the Casio PT-80 keyboard from the mid-80’s for your daily dose of vintage electronics. The review covers the important features and limitations of the toy keyboard, like that only one note could play at a time. There’s even a quick tear-down to show the construction of the PT-80’s analog synthesizer. Despite being so simple the PT-80 was a great introduction to keyboards & synthesizers for many kids in the 80’s. Watch the full video for more details.
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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