Are you feeling bored with your Raspberry Pi? Are you ready to command the very elemental forces of the universe, summoning and dismissing photons at will? Do you just want something interesting to hang in your living room, or a fancy project to post on facebook to show Denise that you’re doing just fine these days, thank you very much? Are you trapped in a computer simulation and whiling away the hours until you’re freed or deleted? If any or all of these describe you, then [announcer voice] Welcome!
This tutorial will show you how to assemble and set up a particle generator display using a Raspberry Pi 3 and some RGB matrix panels. It should take you between one and two hours, and the finished product will be approximately 30″x8″ (not including the Pi) and wall-mountable. It makes a pretty cool decoration for a living room, office, game room, or wherever else you want to put it.
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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.