Jinx is a robot that was deemed unsuitable for space work because it overheated and was overly-literal. That didn’t stop it from becoming “friends forever” with Max, one of the youngsters who attends space camp at Kennedy Space Center. This is #MakeRobotFriend at its finest!
There doesn’t seem to be many examples of DIY Jinx robots out there right now… so why don’t you try building one and showing us! Grabbing an Adafruit CRICKIT might be a good place to start!
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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.
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