Performing a search on robots of the past, most robots look unlit. Maybe some light for the eyes and not much else. Fortunately, anyone working with Adafruit Crickit, the Creative Robot and Interactive Construction KIT, can light their projects easily. There are numerous ways to light up your Crickit projects in only a couple of minutes.
This guide will show you how to use the NeoPixels on the Crickit and additional NeoPixels connected to the Crickit NeoPixel header. The code will be shown both in Microsoft MakeCode and in CircuitPython to allow you to integrate lights into your project quickly.
Whether you are looking for bling or serious environmental lighting, this is your starting point.
There are several models of Crickit:
- Crickit for Circuit Playground Express
- Crickit FeatherWing for Feather Boards
- Crickit for BBC micro:bit (coming soon)
- Crickit HAT for Raspberry Pi (coming soon)
This guide will discuss NeoPixel connections in general for all boards and point out if anything is specific to a particular type of Crickit.