Have you heard of Neko Atsume? It’s a mobile app that’s sort of a game. It involves setting up a yard with toys and food and getting cats to visit. There are several cats, and they leave payment and gifts for you after they stop by. It’s weird but cute. The same can be said for this creative cosplay spotted at PAX East. At least two convention attendees dressed as cats from the game — one as Tubbs (cosplayed by Eurykrates), the cat known for eating all the food, and one as a cat playing in a pile of leaves. The Tubbs cosplay (pictured below) isn’t exactly complex, but it is certainly creative and I applaud that. And the other Neko Atsume costume required building the hut, making all the leaves, and making the stuffed cat sticking out the back.
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.