Longing to hop through dimensions a la Rick Sanchez from the cartoon Rick and Morty? Then you’re in luck because DIY Prop Shop has tackled a replica of Rick’s portal gun, and they made it for under $50. The build uses pretty straightforward materials such as PVC pipe, styrene, a whisk, and more — you might have to take a quick trip to the hardware store, but chances are good you have everything you need already on hand.
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.