These artificial micro organs, which are being developed at Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, and other places, give researchers the ability to model what happens in humans when drugs or irritants enter the system. They promise to be far more accurate than traditional lab tests on cultured cells or animals, eliminating the false starts and dead ends that can help drive product development costs to $4 billion or more for a single drug.
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.