4. 24 x Perspex / acrylic blocks in 2 x 12 sets held together with threaded rods and nuts (each set of 12 has 2 LED strips hotglued to the back so that they light up the blocks).
5. A 60cm x 40cm stainless steel shelf to sit the blocks on and reflect the light back.
6. Powered by 12000mAh External Battery Pack (PowerGen Power Bank Backup USB 5v Charger) with 1000uf electrolytic capacitor across +ve / -ve to protect strips when powering up. This avoids using a mains adapter and needing to be near a socket.
Electret Microphone Amplifier – MAX9814 with Auto Gain Control: Add an ear to your project with this well-designed electret microphone amplifier with AGC. This fully assembled and tested board comes with a 20-20KHz electret microphone soldered on. For the amplification, we use the Maxim MAX9814, a specialty chip that is designed for amplifying electret microphones in situations where the loudness of the audio isn’t predictable. (read more)
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.