HackSpace Magazine Issue 25: Maker Christmas: the Crickit Robotics Board #Crickit #Robotics @Adafruit @HackSpaceMag

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues/25

HackSpace Magazine Issue 25 recommends the Adafruit Crickit Robotics Boards among its modules, add-ons, shields and HAT boards for gift giving.

Adafruit’s CRICKIT is a Swiss Army knife for maker projects. It’s got NeoPixel outputs, sound output, motor drivers, servo connectors, capacitive touch input, and high current outputs. You probably won’t need all this for any one project, but it probably has all the bits you need for many of your projects, so it’s one accessory that you can use over and over again. What’s even better is that it comes in flavours that can attach to Circuit Playground Expresses, Raspberry Pis, micro:bits, and any Feather-compatible board, so you can use it with whatever controller board you like.

Read more on page 38 of this month’s issue of HackSpace Magazine – download PDF, buy hardcopy, subscribe.

For more on Crickit, see this page on Adafruit.com.


As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email circuitpython2022@adafruit.com to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

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

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