NEW GUIDE: John Park’s Cam Follower Automaton @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
This new Learn Guide, John Park’s Cam Follower Automaton will show you how you can make this fun automaton that jumps up and down with cardboard, Crickit, Circuit Playground Express, and MakeCode.
Cams and followers are fundamental mechanisms to convert rotation to linear motion with interesting patterns. Different cam shapes produce different results.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.