In this project we'll show you how to bring creatures to life using magnetic filament and magnets, powered by a Circuit Playground Express and Crickit, Adafruit's robotics platform! The enclosure houses the electronics and the models are printed in Magnetic PLA. Adafruit’s Crickit and Circuit Playground Express have everything you need to build a project with lights, sounds, and motor control.
Learn Guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/robotic-creatures/overview
Project Video: https://youtu.be/QJ8ITURT0NU
These magnetic creatures come to life when placed close to the platform. Here a motor and magnet move the creatures around the platform. NeoPixel UV LED help illuminate the dual translucent material!
The print in place hinges bring these 3d printed creatures to life!
Adafruit Circuit Playground Express
UV NeoPixel Strip
DC motor in Servo Body
ProtoPasta Magnetic Iron PLA
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