We love this money saving hack! Tutorial via JayWeeks on instructables. Especially useful for educators on a budget
Whaaaaat? Another Cheap Robots tutorial? That’s right I’m back! And I’ve got an idea that I think you kiddies are really going to like, but you’ll have to bear with me for a bit. This is a particularly simple ‘ible, but it’s going places. I promise.
“But Jay!” I can hear you exclaiming, excited and confused, “You’ve already got a bottlecap wheel tutorial! Why make another?” Well, my inquisitive reader, this here is a metal wheel tutorial! Why is that particularly important? Metal conducts, you see, and that will be a very useful feature as this project nears completion. This is going to be awesome and I cannot wait!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.