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UPDATED GUIDE: HAL 9000 using CRICKIT & Circuit Playground Express #Adafruit #CRICKIT #HAL9000

The iconic eye of HAL 9000 from 2001: a Space Odyssey remains a highly popular prop that devoted film fans may seek out for their personal collections. This guide demonstrates how to turn out a low-cost, highly accurate facsimile in a weekend for just a fraction of the cost of an official licensed reproduction.

This updated guide now includes instructions on how to update HAL 9000 with CRICKIT, Adafruit’s Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit.

You can load up HAL with quotes from the film, or feed him other WAV files to play. Learn how to create your own 9000 series robotic assistant on the Adafruit Learn System!


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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