Wouldn't you like to have a best buddy by your side at the workbench? Someone to keep your spirits up and give you positive feedback while you work on your electronics? (Ok well maybe not the positive feedback part...)
Here we'll be building a Sparky the Blue Smoke Monster robot friend! He'll be there when you put the chip in backwards, swap power and ground, or forget the decoupling cap. You might be a little crestfallen when you let the blue smoke out of your chips, but at least you have someone by your side.
This project shows you how to build a talking automaton using cardboard, popsicle sticks and some other household materials, paired with Adafruit's CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express and a micro servo motor.
- Scotch tape
- Glue stick
- Double sided foam tape
- Pieces of cardboard (one 8.5" x 11", one 3"x6")
- 2 sheets printer paper
- Popsicle stick
- Scissors or X-acto knife
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.