NEW GUIDE: Slider Crank Mechanism from Cardboard and Craft Sticks @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
You can turn rotation into linear motion by building a slider crank mechanism controlled with the Circuit Playground Express! Check out this new Adafruit Learn Guide to learn how.
Use craft sticks and cardboard to build a slider crank linkage powered by a servo motor to control the mechanism.
Program the Circuit Playground Express using MakeCode to control the motion and use it to build your own machines or animatronics.
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.