Greiner has never done things by the book. Even the choice for home base of CyPhyWorks is a bit unusual. The leafy suburban town of Danvers, Massachusetts is about as far away from tech enclaves such as Silicon Valley as one can get, both literally and figuratively. This community 40 minutes north of Boston is known less for its technological innovation and more for being the site of much of the 17th century Salem Witch Trials and its 20th century haunted psychiatric institutions, not for robots and unmanned vehicles. But Greiner has never been content to follow the status quo. “I like delivering robot products that awe customers,” Greiner states. “My long term goal is to understand the nature of intelligence.”
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
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.