Their latest goal is to use sensing and soft robotics in teaching pottery techniques. In working towards that goal, student Ed King innovated in making soft actuators in one step by using dissolvable material for the center of the mold. This continuous pour process has lead to students innovating in 3D printing insert materials to effectively test different actuator internals.
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.