Build your own Minerva Owl Bot, powered by Crickit! Program her in CircuitPython to talk, look around, and flap her wings!

It doesn't take exotic materials to build your own audio-animatronic, just a few paper cups, craft supplies, a couple of servos, and a Circuit Playground Express with Crickit, battery pack, and a speaker!


1 x Adafruit CRICKIT
for Circuit Playground Express
1 x Circuit Playground Express
Incredibly awesome microcontroller board
1 x Standard servo
180 degree rotation servo
1 x Micro Servo
Tiny 180 degree rotation servo
1 x Male DC Power adapter
2.1mm plug to screw terminal block

Materials & Tools

To build this project you'll need:

  • Paper cups, 4 ea.
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Pipe cleaners for decoration
  • Popsicle stick, 1 ea.
  • Yarn or string
  • Scissors
  • Colored markers or paint pens
  • Optional stickers for facial features

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This guide was first published on Jun 27, 2018. It was last updated on Nov 29, 2023.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Jun 22, 2018.

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