Rainbow Crafting Yarn: We’ve been stocking some options in conductive copper foil and nylon tape recently, but sometimes a project needs material that’s more analog.
Enter this nice chunky spool of Rainbow Crafting Yarn! You can use this material to decorate your robot, or of course as a colorful twin in guides such as the Crickit Mini Golf Course or the Carnival Swing Ride
Yarn is made of cotton, you could use it for knitting too! see more!
Terribly good puns aside, we’ve got a Double-Hook Lanyard in classic Adafruit black.
This lanyard is a fantastic accessory for turning your HalloWing M0 Express into a display badge! See more!
Micro B USB Connectors – Pack of 5: If you’re a DIY enthusiast who likes to micro-manage your project’s connections, here is a 5-pack of some micro USB connectors! They’re sturdy metal with 4 through-hole mounting tabs, its really hard to rip these off a PCB. In an SMT line you can just paste over the through holes and the pads will solder in place. See more!
Slamtec RPLIDAR A1 – 360 Laser Range Scanner: Is your favorite robot currently in a mid-life crisis? Does it need a new purpose or perhaps, direction? Well now you can find your way with the affordable and easy to use Slamtec RPLIDAR A1
You may have heard of LIDARs when people talk about self-driving cards. A LIDAR is a sensor that can detect distance precisely, using a laser. Unlike Time-of-Flight sensors, LIDARs are incredibly fast. Unlike sonar/ultrasonic sensors, they’re very precise, measuring the point exactly ahead.
Now, because you can get accurate distance measurements at high speeds, you can put the LIDAR sensor on a spinning motor. The laser shoots out thousands of times a second, and when correlated with the angular location, can create a 2D ‘map’ of obstacles and walls. Normally, LIDAR sensors are outside the budget of hobby/maker robots, but the Slamtec is a great price and is an excellent choice for many robots or interactive projects. See more!
Pimoroni automation:bit for micro:bit: Jam-packed with analog and digital inputs, outputs, and a relay, Pimoroni’s automation:bit is the perfect micro:bit add-on for controlling smart home, automation or even small robotics projects. It gives you power to control and control over power, whether it’s to turn on and off lamps, fans, solenoids, smart sprinkler systems, etc. See more!
Adafruit CRICKIT HAT for Raspberry Pi: Sometimes we wonder if robotics engineers ever watch movies. If they did, they’d know that making robots into slaves always ends up in a robot rebellion. Why even go down that path? Here at Adafruit, we believe in making robots our friends!
So if you find yourself wanting a companion, consider the robot. They’re fun to program, and you can get creative with decorations.