Computerphile has a great new video on the MicroPython-powered TiLDA MK3 name badge from the Electromagnetic Field 2016 festival. Check out the video or this wiki page for more details on the badge’s hardware which includes a CC3100 WiFi processor, color LCD, and other peripherals. MicroPython powers the software on the badge and enables an impressive app ‘store’ for people to download and share small programs and games they developed at the camp. Very cool!
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.