Adafruit has announced it will soon be launching its new Adafruit Crickit development board designed for Circuit Playground Express and is now accepting registrations for those interested to be notified as soon as stock arrives. Crickit otherwise known as the companies Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit has been designed as an add-on development board for the popular Circuit Playground Express to aid with the construction of robots supporting CircuitPython, MakeCode (coming soon), or Arduino.
The new development board is equipped with 4 x Analog or Digital Servo control, with precision 16-bit timers, 2 x Bi-directional brushed DC motor control, 1 Amp current limited each, with 8-bit PWM speed control or one stepper. Together with 4 x High current “Darlington” 500mA drive outputs with kick-back diode protection. For solenoids, relays, large LEDs, or one uni-polar stepper, 4 x Capacitive touch sensors with alligator-pads, 8 x Signal pins, digital in/out or analog inputs, 1 x NeoPixel driver with 5V level shifter and 1 x Class D, 4-8 ohm speaker, 3W-max audio amplifier.
“All are powered via 5V DC, so you can use any 5V-powered servos, DC motors, steppers, solenoids, relays etc. To keep things simple and safe, we don’t support mixing voltages, so only 5V, not for use with 9V or 12V robotic components.” For more information and full specifications jump over to the official Adafruit online store via the link below.