- Plug in both DC motors to the
motor inputson CRICKIT with the
red 5Vleads going in the outer inputs of the motor terminal block. Use a small screwdriver to screw in the leads into the terminal blocks.
- Plug the servo into
input 1on the servo section on CRICKIT. Orient the leads such that the yellow wire is on the outside edge of CRICKIT.
- Attach an alligator clip to capacitive touch
input A3on the CPX (Circuit Playground Express)
- For power, for now, use a 5V 2A (2000mA) switching power supply plugged into the
5V DC jack.
- Screw in NeoPixel strip to
NeoPixel terminal blockof CRICKIT after prepping the wires via directions below. For more info on using NeoPixels with CRICKIT, check out this guide: Make it Glow with CRICKIT.
In order to attach the NeoPixel strip to CRICKIT, we will need to prep the Data In end of the strip.
- Take the end of the NeoPixel strip with the data line arrow pointing inward toward the strip.
- With wire cutters, cut the end of the white wire.
- Strip off 1 cm of wire cover from white wire as well as ground (black) and power (red) wires.
You may like the song the little crickit bot plays but want it to be a little louder. By default it only plays from the little buzzer on the Circuit Playground. By adding a 8 ohm speaker to the Crickit speaker output you'll get a blast of audio!
Now it's time to program the CPX and CRICKIT to control the electronic components we just wired. We'll be using programming called MakeCode to do that.