Just popped onto the Adafruit radar: Code Kitty – a non-profit in Minnesota that teaches kids Making and STEM via building and programming their own robot either themselves or in a workshop. They write:
The current version of our robot kit is based around Adafruit‘s amazing Trinket m0 microcontroller, which runs CircuitPython. This allows us to start out with a purely browser-based instruction in the Python language and seamlessly transition to programming the robot in a now-familiar REPL-based environment, using our extremely simplified pre-installed library of functions, allowing even very young or inexperienced learners to write simplified code that makes their robot light up, change colors, play music, move around, and sense it’s inputs and environment, creating an immediately gratifying and rewarding experience that shows them they can do it.
We think it’s wonderful to start learning via robotics and use of Adafruit materials is even better!
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.