Before building the box and mounting the components, it's a good idea to wire up the electronics and make sure everything is working!


  • In "Signal I/O" on CRICKIT, connect the wires of one button to signal and GND (doesn't matter which is which) on input 1
  • Repeat for second button on input 2


  • Orient potentiometer or "pot" like in the diagram above.
  • Connect alligator clip from middle pin of the pot to signal on input 8
  • Connect alligator clip from left pin of the pot to 3.3V on input 8
  • Connect alligator clip from right pin of the pot to GND on input 8

Capacitive Touch

  • Connect alligator clip from capacitive touch input 1 on CRICKIT to conductive tape.


  • Connect alligator clip from 5V on the NeoPixel strip to a breadboard wire then insert and screw down that wire to 5V on the NeoPixel input on CRICKIT.
  • Repeat for Data and GND wires.


  • Connect speaker wire to CRICKIT speaker input (orientation does not matter)

DC Motor

  • Connect DC motor wires to CRICKIT Motor input 1 (orientation does not matter)

Electromagnet and Solenoid

  • On the CRICKIT Drive section, screw in one cable from each the solenoid and the electromagnet into 5V
  • Screw in the other cables to Drive inputs 1 and 2 for the solenoid and the electromagnet respectively.

The Servo

  • Plug in the servo to Servo input 1 on the CRICKIT with the brown wire facing inward towards the CRICKIT.

This guide was first published on Mar 05, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 05, 2019.

This page (Circuit Diagram) was last updated on Feb 22, 2019.

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