Simon Bugler has taken a Raspberry Pi, a Skywriter gesture-detection board and a RasPiO Inspiring circle and driver board and created this quite lovely Wheel of Fortune. By waving a hand over the Skywriter board, he can set the ‘Wheel’ going which is displayed on the circle. The software that he’s written even slows down the Wheel realistically as it comes to a stop. You can see a longer demo below and read the tutorial of how to make your own here.
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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.