Amazon recently started shipping boxes that include graphics which can be cut out and turned into masks. This project takes it a step further and repurposes the entire box to create an animatronic panda friend.
This guide takes you through the process of making a trash panda using materials you can find around the house, Adafruit’s CRICKIT and Circuit Playground Express, and a dash of CircuitPython. This guide demonstrates how to control two servo motors simultaneously using CircuitPython and Mu.
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.
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I have something more useful.
Take two Amazon A3 sized boxes and open the bottom of one and stack it on top of the other.
It is exactly the right height to use those plastic grocery and shopping bags, and you can put the “handles” around each short flap so I now have a simple, convenient, easy to remove a full bag wastebasket. It isn’t as cute, but the plastic bags are better for wet or greasy things than just a box.