Micro:bit Radio Control of Crickit Robotics #CRICKIT @roboweek #NationalRoboticsWeek #RoboWeek #MakeRobotFriend
The BBC micro:bit continues to gain market share in the educational space. And why not, with an LED matrix display and a built-in Bluetooth LE radio, users can do some advanced projects.
In this guide, one micro:bit will be used as a radio control. Pushing the A and B buttons will transmit commands. A second micro:bit will be connected to an Adafruit Crickit robotics controller. The receiving micro:bit will translate the received radio commands into actions on the Crickit.
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