This ADABOX is based around CRICKIT a Creative Robotics and Interactive Creations tool KIT. When paired with motors, servos, a Circuit Playground Express and your own creativity, you’ll be able to craft your very own Robot Friend!
This brand new mega guide of guides will be the perfect companion for your AdaBox 008, as you check out the unboxing section. Then, you’ll read about the genesis of this incredible new platform in Ladyada’s Crickit Manifesto, learn the basics of Crickit, gain fiberboard fabrication skills in Cardboard Fundamentals, and dive deeper into motors, servos, and steppers as you Make it Move with Crickit.
Then the projects begin! We’ve got lots and lots of terrific, fun builds, and they’re sectioned into First Projects using MakeCode, Intermediate Projects with CircuitPython, and Advanced Projects that use either coding language, adding increased build and function complexity. You’ll be building automata, animatronics, interactive mobile ‘bots, and much more!
You’ll have hours of creative robotics and interactive construction ahead of you just building the projects in this guide, and many, many more as you begin exploring and building the projects you dream up for the future!
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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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