Saturday at World Maker Faire, Massimo Banzi, one of the original five founders of Arduino, gave the annual State of Arduino talk. During the talk, Banzi reaffirmed Arduino’s commitment to open source, open development and their community. He also announced arduino.cc as the official website and the launch of two new MKR form factor Arduinos. See the slides below for details.
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.