Overview

It doesn't take a long road trip to experience the joys of miniature golf. Just a few cardboard boxes, craft supplies, a couple of servos, and a Circuit Playground Express with CRICKIT programmed with MakeCode can bring a whole obstacle course to life.

Materials & Tools

To build this project, you will need:

  • Medium-sized cardboard box (to make the course)
  • Scrap pieces of cardboard (to make the obstacles)
  • Scissors and/or X-acto knife
  • Double-sided tape
  • Popsicle sticks 
  • Golf ball (or ping pong ball) and golf putter

Adafruit Parts

1 x Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express
Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit is an add-on to Circuit Playground Express that lets you #MakeRobotFriend using CircuitPython and MakeCode
1 x Circuit Playground Express
Circuit Playground Express is the perfect introduction to electronics and programming
1 x Micro servo
This little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction). Works just like standard servos you're used to, but smaller.
1 x DC Gearbox Motor - "TT Motor" - 200RPM - 3 to 6VDC
TT DC Gearbox Motor with a gear ratio of 1:48 and 2 x 200mm wires with breadboard-friendly 0.1" male connectors
1 x USB cable - A/MicroB - 3ft
Standard A to micro-B USB cable
1 x 3xAA holder with DC jack
Battery holder 3xAA batteries with 2.1mm DC jack
1 x Alkaline AA batteries - 3 pack
These batteries are good quality at a good price, and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects that use AAs.

CRICKIT Assembly

If your Circuit Playground Express and CRICKIT aren't already connected, now is the time to do that.

The animation below demonstrates how the two become one.

Last updated on Jul 21, 2018 Published on Jul 05, 2018