Back in December 2015 I created my first Raspberry Pi Zero based Bot. It was a little ungainly with cables looping all over it and a USB WiFi dongle sticking out the side but it was relatively small, moved around and, at the time, I felt there was still plenty of room to make it more compact.
The aim of the next variant was to squeeze all the components into a mint tin that was only slightly larger than the Pi Zero itself. This proved something of a challenge and it wasn’t until the release of Pimoroni’s Zero LiPo board and Average Man’s ProtoZero development board that I was able to get everything compact enough to fit inside.
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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.