Troubleshoot Your Electronics with an Open-Source PantoProbe | #makertools
“Everybody probe now!”
This is the type of maker ingenuity that really excites me. Whether you need a tool like this because you need a dedicated hand probing small connections on PCBs or simply because you have shaky hands from too much coffee intake, Kurt Schaefer has an open-source tool for you to consider: the PantoProbe. Using just a few 3D-printed parts, some off-the-shelf hardware, and basic tools, you can construct one of these for your maker bench as well. There’s a full, detailed write-up for more insight on this project, a video (below) showing its step-by-step construction, and a Github repo with all the necessary files to make your probe-tastic assistant.
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.