Overview

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.

Different Types of Crickit Boards

There are several models of Crickit:

This guide will discuss NeoPixel connections in general for all boards and point out if anything is specific to a particular type of Crickit.

Parts List

1 x Crickit for Circuit Playground Express
Crickit - Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit is an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express that lets you #MakeRobotFriend using CircuitPython and MakeCode
1 x Circuit Playground Express
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming.
1 x Crickit FeatherWing for any Feather
Crickit - Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit is an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express that lets you #MakeRobotFriend using CircuitPython and MakeCode
1 x Feather M4 Express - Featuring ATSAMD51
Feather is powered by our new favorite chip, the ATSAMD51J19 - with its 120MHz Cortex M4
1 x Adafruit CRICKIT for micro:bit
Crickit - Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit is an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express that lets you #MakeRobotFriend using CircuitPython and MakeCode
1 x BBC micro:bit Go Bundle
The newest and easiest way to learn programming and electronics - the BBC micro:bit.Designed specifically for kids and beginners, the micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code,
1 x NeoPixel Strip - 30 LEDs per Meter
This white strip can get you started with NeoPixels although other products work well also
1 x 5V 4A (4000mA) switching power supply
This switching supply gives a clean regulated 5V output at up to 4 Amps (4000mA). 110 or 240 volt input
This guide was first published on Jul 18, 2018. It was last updated on Oct 05, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 17, 2018.