Forget about peeling back the layers – today we’re gonna talk about adding layers.
When you find an API that looks interesting, you’ll naturally want to try it out. I’ve tested and written quite a bit about APIs, and most of the time I start off with a tool like Postman. That’s fine for playing around, but eventually you’ll want to use it in your app.
APIs come in all shapes and sizes. Some are dead simple; others are amazingly complex – even overly complicated at times. It takes time to implement it in a language – to figure out the right way to access any REST endpoint, then to figure out the right way to access a specific endpoint and get the data you’re interested in. As long as you’re doing all that work, why keep it to yourself?
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.