The next high-tech push from the NBA uses augmented reality to put you behind the scenes of the post-season. Simply open the NBA AR app (on either Android or iOS), place the AR target and walk through a “door” to experience the 360 Portals feature’s handful of vignettes including player intros and huddles, and post-game celebrations. The NBA also teased “special on-demand content” from the Finals for the app. It’s free so you’re not out anything for giving it a look, but will it be more than a gimmick you use once or twice? That’s up to the NBA. Check out the video below for a taste of what’s on offer.
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.