Microsoft and Adafruit machine learning kit with BrainCraft, Raspberry Pi, and Lobe @lobe_ai

Adafruit is launching a machine learning kit with Lobe!

Machine learning is a transformative tool that’s redefining how we build software—but up until now, it was only accessible to a small group of experts. At Adafruit, we think machine learning should be accessible to everyone, that’s why today we are partnering with Lobe to bring you an easy to use machine learning kit, so you can bring your machine learning ideas to life.

The kit is here, and we have three guides to help you get started:

  1. Machine Learning 101 with Lobe and BrainCraft
  2. Build an ML Rock Paper Scissors Game with Lobe
  3. Build an ML Package Detector with Lobe

More from Lobe below:

We’ve always believed that the ‘aha’ moment of machine learning is the first time you see your custom model accurately making live predictions. That’s when you start to understand the potential of machines making smart predictions about things they are seeing or detecting.

This machine learning kit, built in partnership with Adafruit, provides you everything needed to build a machine learning model that can be deployed to a device to make live predictions.

Specifically, the kit includes a Raspberry Pi and a camera module to capture images that will later be used to both train your model and make live predictions. The kit also includes all the other components needed for those two devices to get up and running.


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