Build the Circuit

The circuit for this bot requires connecting a servo motor and a DC motor to CRICKIT, the all-in-one motor controller that pairs with the best microcontroller anywhere: the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.

A standard size plastic drinking cup fits almost perfectly over the CRICKIT. We will be using this cup as a housing for the electronics as well as a form upon which to build.

Here is a diagram showing the wiring for the motor, servo and Crickit

Connect the DC motor

 

Bend pins on DC motor. This will allow the cable to fit comfortably inside the rim of the cup.

 

Plug into motor terminals.

 

Use screwdriver to tighten down connections.

Connect the Servo Motor

 

Plug servo into servo port 1 on CRICKIT.

 

Make sure ground wire (brown) is facing inwards.

This guide was first published on Oct 03, 2018. It was last updated on Oct 03, 2018. This page (Build the Circuit) was last updated on Jan 21, 2020.