Like many others out there, I am both a new parent and a 90’s kid. And like any (nerdy) new parent, I keep looking at my own childhood with freshly critical eyes. Which of my experiences, and which of my parents’ many decisions, led me to become the person I am today? Obviously it’s far too complicated to tease out – though some early pictures of toddler me pretending to write grand stories at a plastic writing desk bear remarkable resemblance to my current task and posture. But as the parent of a small child solidly in the entertained-for-45-minutes-by-an-empty-box phase, I am thinking a lot about play.
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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.