In December 2015 I posted a short movie on Facebook in which I switched on a row of eight LEDs I’d placed in a row on a popsicle stick. The whole apparatus was about 15 cm wide, and controlled by my phone. I’d called it my “Portable, pocket-sized, Internet-connected, phone-controlled, Menorah.”
To my amazement, within a few hours, the movie had been viewed nearly 2,000 times.
So this year, I’m going to document how I did it – while hopefully extending myself beyond the 15cm limit of a popsicle stick.
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.