A quick speed build and demo of the AdaFruit Robot Friend from the subscription box AdaBox002. This was a fun, easy build and it was easy to adjust and upload the Arduino code to the AdaFruit Feather microcontroller.
The AdaFruit Learning System, is an amazing resource for learning electronics, 3D printing, and a lot of other cool stuff. Make sure you check it out!
And if you're interested in building one of your own and didn't get the box, it looks like it's available as a purchase now on the AdaFruit web site here: https://www.adafruit.com/product/3235
Follow the instructions for the box in the AdaFruit Learning System: http://learn.adafruit.com/adabox002
This is the second AdaBox in AdaFruit's new subscription service. I'm bummed I missed the first one, but excited to get started now. I'm kind of new to the hardware world of electrical engineering and making, but I know enough to be dangerous. :-) I used to play with those big electronics kits with the spring connections when I was a kid. And I've made a few of my own blinky, LED wearable over the last couple of years. Much of it thanks to AdaFruit.
Check out the complete unboxing video below where we find out what kind of cool stuff we're going to build. You can also visit AdaFruit and find out more about the AdaBox subscription by clicking the links below.