My project is a pair of brothers that can sense and reciprocate each other’s feelings via WiFi. This means that they can always communicate, no matter how far they are apart.
If one of the brothers is touched, he expresses his feelings in the form of a light or a vibrate. Since they’re inputs for feed into an Adafruit IO page, however, those feelings get reci-procated on the other doll. In this way, whatever you do to one doll is felt by the other.
These little guys can be shared between any pair of people who share a bond like the brothers do, that way, no matter how near or far, you can always let them know you’re thinking of them.
Here at Adafruit, we sell all of these amazing components, but we couldn’t find a good way to interact with them over the internet. There are certainly a lot of great services out there for datalogging, or communicating with your microcontroller over the web, but these services are either too complicated to get started, or they aren’t particularly fun to use. So, we decided to experiment with our own system, and that is how Adafruit IO got started.
To make it easy for people to get started using Arduino or ESP8266 we have starter packs with just about everything you may want to connect to the internet, with known-working WiFi modules! ESP8266 Huzzah Kit CC3000 Huzzah Kit
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.