Bela Mini kit based on PocketBeagle provides sub-millisecond latency to create musical instruments
The Bela folks have developed their own device-hosted web-IDE and support for pureData, Supercollider, and their own C++ API on top of Linux running now on PocketBeagle. The big feature here, other than the ease of use, is the extreme low-latency. 0.5ms from event-to-output and 1ms from input-to-processing-to-output. They leverage the PocketBeagle programmable real-time units (PRUs) to achieve this. They’ve just launched a kit that includes a pocket-cape add-on board for PocketBeagle, the PocketBeagle itself and a number of add-on components.
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.