Civic Hacking and the Maker Movement Create Smarter Cities #NationOfMakers #WeekofMaking @whitehouseostp
As part of the Maker Cities initiative, IFTF created a Maker Cities game, which empowers players to imagine the future of their city and submit ideas about how the Maker Movement can positively impact society. In April, IFTF presented at Burning Man’s Global Leadership conference discussing how makers can improve their local areas. During the event, some of the attendees formed groups and prototyped their own Maker Cities.
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.