Many devices supported by MakeCode, such as the micro:bit and the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, have a set of built-in sensors and outputs. But Arduino-style boards require wiring of sensors and actuators to the board’s header pins. The user selects a set of parts, wires them up to the board and then codes the system they have made.
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.