In this write-up I’ll tell you everything I learned about the Particle integration with Google Maps.
Wait a minute, location without GPS?
Yes! We can now find the location of our Particles without needing extra hardware (eg: a GPS module). This is possible because the Google Maps Geolocation API is able to return a location and an accuracy radius from visible Wi-Fi access points or cells towers. Pretty cool, huh?
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.