ROBOTICS & CNC
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Sometimes we wonder if robotics engineers ever watch movies. If they did, they'd know that making robots into slaves always ends up in a robot rebellion. Why even go down that path? Here at Adafruit we believe in making robots our friends! This ADABOX is based around CRICKIT a Creative Robotics and Interactive Creations tool KIT. When paired with motors, servos, a Circuit Playground Express and your own creativity, you'll be able to craft your very own Robot Friend!
A fundamental guide for creating things with corrugated fiberboard and paperboard, scavenged from cardboard shipping boxes, tubes, and other packaging. You'll learn to cut, crease, score, bend, and fold cardboard to meet your design goals. We'll cover gluing, taping, and mechanically fastening cardboard edges, faces, and joints for building an array of essential designs.
Use the CRICKIT board with your Circuit Playground Express to control a cardboard animatroinc hand. Four servo motors pull the fingers into position using cable drive systems made from cord and straw guides. Program it all with CircuitPython to actuate as you press the capacitive touch controllers. You'll also learn to use the CRICKIT as an audio-animatronic controller with pre-programmed sounds and motions, such as counting in binary!
The Basic String Car is a simple project that consists of a battery, motor, pulley, and a bit of fence wire. The initial design of the car was made from repurposed parts and materials found in Grandpa's basement workshop. This version uses some commercially-available parts, but could be hacked with parts gleaned from old CD players, for example. What modifications and improvements would you make?
Spin two DC motors or step one bi-polar or uni-polar stepper with up to 1.2A per channel using the DRV8833. This motor driver chip is a nice alternative to the TB6612 driver. Like that chip, you get 2 full H-bridges, but this chip is better for low voltage uses (can run from 2.7V up to 10.8V motor power) and has built in current limiting capability. We set it up for 1A current limiting so you don't get more than 2A per chip, but you can also disable the current limiting, or change it to a different limit!