This is a late 1940s DeWald table radio that I’ve given a new life using a Raspberry Pi Zero, a Blinkt! LED strip and a pair of PC Speakers. It reads out notifications from a range of internet-connected services using the Pyvona text-to-speech (TTS) engine and IF This Then That (IFTTT) integration. The LEDs are amazingly bright, and light the radio’s dial a different colour depending on keywords in the notification text.
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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.