This project uses the Arduino 101, a battery, and an LED strip to make a gesture-controlled Wizard’s Walking Staff. We’ll define three different light-display “spells” you can summon by moving the staff in one of three gestures.
The code uses the Inertial Measurement Unit in the Arduino 101 to read G-forces, but does not use the Pattern Matching Engine (for an example using the PME, check out Kitty Yeung’s PME project.) Instead, this code counts quick impulses in the X, Y, and Z directions and summons spells when you perform a certain combination in a short time.
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.