Make your very own robot friend...You can build your own animatronic Adabot with the Adafruit RP2040 PropMaker Feather. It features a servo-controlled head, neopixel LEDs, sound effects, and poseable limbs!

Adabot's head rotates randomly while the mouth lights up. Press the button to trigger randomly selected quotes from Circuit Playground Episodes. When Adabot is laid on it's back, the servo stops to act as a "sleep" mode.

3D print the parts to build your own! This guide covers coding the Adafruit RP2040 PropMaker Feather, wiring the components, and assembling.

Parts from Adafruit

Video of a white hand pressing a button to briefly turn an LED strip into white lights. Also wired up to the microcontroller are a servo motor and a speaker.
The Adafruit Feather series gives you lots of options for a small, portable, rechargeable microcontroller board. By picking a feather and stacking on a FeatherWing you can create...
$19.95
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Mini Oval Speaker with pico blade connector
Hear the good news! This wee speaker is a great addition to any audio project where you need 8 ohm impedance and 1W or less of power. We particularly like...
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NeoPixel Stick with 8 x 5050 RGB LED
Make your own little LED strip arrangement with this stick of NeoPixel LEDs. We crammed 8 of the tiny 5050 (5mm x 5mm) smart RGB LEDs onto a PCB with mounting holes and a chainable...
$5.95
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Micro servo with three pin cable
Tiny little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction) and works just like the standard kinds you're used to but smaller. You can use any servo...
$5.95
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Angled shot of 16mm yellow panel mount pushbutton.
OK, this item is pretty simple - it's a panel mount pushbutton. It's not that exciting, no LEDs, no bells & whistles. But we really like it anyways – look at that...
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Angled shot of a Lithium Ion Polymer Battery 3.7V 500mAh with JST-PH connector.
Lithium-ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light, and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This...
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1 x Slide Switch
Breadboard-friendly SPDT Slide Switch
1 x Silicone Ribbon Cable
Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable - 10 Wire 1 Meter Long - 28AWG Black
1 x 2-pin Cable Molex Connector
40cm long - Molex PicoBlade Compatible
1 x M2.5 Nylon Hardware Kit
Black Nylon Machine Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread
1 x Colored Heat Shrink
Pack - 3/32" + 1/8" + 3/16" Diameters

Additional Parts 

4 x Neodymium Magnets
D42 1/4" dia. x 1/8" thick
1 x M2 Hardware Kit
320PCS M2 Male Female Nylon Hex Spacer Standoff Screw Nut Assorted Assortment Kit
2 x M2.5 Steel Screws
M2.5 x 5mm long button head screws

This guide was first published on Jul 12, 2023. It was last updated on Jul 24, 2024.

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