Machine learning is only about as complicated as cereal and marshmallows in this guide.

This project from Google uses a laptop's built-in camera to identify various cereal and marshmallows. The computer then sorts them based on a model you train. A Circuit Playground Express communicates with the computer to decide when to sort which marshmallow/cereal via a micro servo.

Parts

A Black woman's manicured hand holds a round microcontroller with lit up LEDs.
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
$24.95
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B - 3 foot long
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
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 Bundle of Small Alligator Clip to Male Jumper Wires
For bread-boarding with unusual non-header-friendly surfaces, these cables will be your best friends! No longer will you have long strands of alligator clips that are grabbing little...
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Micro servo with three pin cable
Tiny little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction) and works just like the standard kinds you're used to but smaller. You can use any servo...
$5.95
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Other materials

  • Printer
  • 8.5" x 11" paper (cardstock preferred)
  • Tape or glue stick
  • Scissors or hobby knife
  • Ruler
  • Googly Eyes
  • Cereal like Lucky Charms, or other bite-sized bits that can be classified in two parts.

Optional parts (for 3D printing)

Vibrating Mini Motor Disc with two wires
*BZZZZZZZZZZ* Feel that? That's your little buzzing motor, and for any haptic feedback project you'll want to pick up a few of them. These vibe motors are tiny discs,...
$1.95
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Angled shot of a 20mm Coin Cell Breakout Board w/ On-Off Switch.
Simple but effective - this sewable breakout board has a CR2032 coin cell battery holder soldered on, an on/off switch and 0.1" pitch breakout pins for easy connecting. Great for...
$3.50
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This guide was first published on Jan 27, 2020. It was last updated on Jan 27, 2020.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Aug 01, 2022.

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