Build your own interactive monsters, powered by Crickit!
It doesn't take exotic materials to build your own animatronic friend, just a few paper cups, craft supplies, a couple of servos, and a Circuit Playground Express with CRICKIT!
This guide shows how program these crafty monsters with both Microsoft MakeCode - a block-based programming system that's easy for anyone to use, and CircuitPython, a Python-based language that is the perfect introduction to higher-level programming.
To build this project you'll need:
- Paper cups (this set is a good size and includes many colors)
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Pipe cleaners for decoration
- Scrap cardboard
- Optional: googly eyes for facial features, yarn for hair/fur