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5 Year Old Designed and Programmed a Robot #CRICKIT @roboweek #NationalRoboticsWeek #RoboWeek #MakeRobotFriend

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In celebration of National Robotics Week we are sharing this project built out of the AdaBox 008.

Proving that you are never too young to #MakeRobotFriend’s YouTuber Dad Tech TV and son designed this robot with the help of the Adafruit Learning System and MakeCode:

My 5 year old son and I had a blast this past weekend designing and programming a robot made out of a cardboard box along with some electronics I got from Adafruit’s Adabox 008. They also had a great tutorial that helped us along. This project gave my son a great introduction to the fundamentals of electronics, programming, and robotics. It’s a great DIY kids project to do with Dad or Mom!

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