Doctor Who has the famous sonic screwdriver, and we have the next coolest thing, a Motion Control Electric Screwdriver! Ergonomic, comfortable to hold, and constructed out of stainless steel, it’s a seriously exquisite hand tool with a ton of smarts that will make it your new favorite tool.
Unlike most screwdrivers where you have to twist your wrist like a uncultured barbarian, this screwdriver has an IMU (inertial measurement unit) that can detect when you twist the tool left or right. Hold down the power button, and with the flick of your wrist, the screwdriver will automatically rotate in the direction you twisted! It’s completely amazing, and we use ours every day now.
This smart screwdriver also comes with an OLED screen that displays battery life and rotation mode. Perfect for when you’re installing dozens of stand-offs onto your Crickit projects, or for when you want to feel like a powerful Time Lady or Time Lord from Gallifrey.
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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.