For inspiration, community liaisons from the Baltimore City Council have compiled a list of real-world, high-priority community issues that need solving, and hackers will have access to city data.
“Baltimore is a city of millennials, and we’re fortunate to benefit from their energy, enthusiasm, and innovative approach to identifying solutions that make city living better,” said Catherine E. Pugh, mayor of Baltimore City. “Smart city government means depending on smart individuals who offer approaches that might not have been considered. I’m eager for the good ideas and insights that students here in our community will generate, and those from across the country, and welcome the best ideas that will support our efforts to move our city forward.”
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.