CRICKIT R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy) GyroBot @adafruit @NintendoAmerica #crickit #adafruit

CRICKIT R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy) GyroBot @adafruit @NintendoAmerica #crickit #adafruit

CRICKIT R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy) GyroBot @adafruit @NintendoAmerica

We picked up a Nintendo R.O.B. robot from our local online auction site and when it appeared we decided to figure out how to get it working. There’s 3 motors inside, and the R.O.B. already comes with motor drivers and end-stops, so instead of driving the robot directly, we decided to control the R.O.B. using Circuit Playground Express (CPX) and Crickit!

Crickit – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express that lets you #MakeRobotFriend using CircuitPython, MakeCode, Arduino, etc.. robotics, arts, crafts, audio animatronics, sensors, agriculture/robot farming, physical computing, kinetic sculptures, science experiments, telescope control…

The Crickit is powered by seesaw, an I2C-to-whatever bridge firmware. So you only need to use two data pins to control the huge number of inputs and outputs on the Crickit. All those timers, PWMs, sensors are offloaded to the co-processor.

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