It’s hard to do, but not impossible, and easier in places such as Shenzhen, China where the Huaqiangbei district supports a booming electronics market. It’s here that YouTuber Scotty Allen has spent time building his own iPhone 6 from the ground up. In his third video, Allen upgrades the phone from 16GB to 128GB. On paper, it sounds simple. “Basically just desolder the flash chip and swap it out with a fresh one,” but the actual process is more laborious—and more interesting—than Allen first imagined.
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.