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.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.