NEW GUIDE: Sentry-bot using CRICKIT & Circuit Playground Express #CRICKIT #MakeCode #MakeRobotFriend
This new guide shows you how to build your own spooky Halloween Sentry robot! All it takes is some scrap cardboard, craft supplies, a servo motor & DC motor, and CRICKIT-for-Circuit Playground Express programmed with MakeCode to bring this robotic guardian to life. In addition to basic programming concepts, this guide also demonstrates the construction of a simple mechanical movement, translating rotary motion into linear motion.
This bot is coded to be on the lookout for sounds, shadows, and vibrations. Any of these will trigger it to start looking around, flashing its lights, and moving its legs up and down.
Check out the Sentry-bot on Adafruit Learn System to learn more!
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.