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!
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.