As part of its “Kits for Cultural History” series and prototyping the past initiative, the MLab developed a repository for remaking an optophone, which was a reading aid for the blind that converted type into audible tones, beginning in the 1910s and extending until at least the 1960s. The kit foregrounds contributions by Mary Jameson, and it runs Python, OpenCV, and Tesseract on a Raspberry Pi with a camera attached.
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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.