Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express

Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express is a creative robotics and interactive construction kit and add-on to the Circuit Playground Express. Bolt on the Circuit Playground using included stand-off bolts and control motors, servos, and solenoids. Signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output are also included. Extend the Circuit Playground and use all the goodies on the CPX, but with a robotics playground as well. The Crickit is powered by seesaw, I2C-to-whatever bridge firmware. Only two data pins are needed to control the huge number of inputs and outputs on the Crickit. All those timers, PWMs, sensors are offloaded to the co-processor.

The Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express does not include a power supply or a Circuit Playground Express Board.

Kit Contents

  • 4x Analog or Digital Servo control, with precision 16-bit timers
  • 2x Bi-directional brushed DC motor control, 1A current limited each, with 8-bit PWM speed control (or one stepper)
  • 4x High current "Darlington" 500mA drive outputs with kick-back diode protection. For solenoids, relays, large LEDs, or one uni-polar stepper
  • 4x Capacitive touch sensors with alligator-pads
  • 8x Signal pins, digital in/out or analog inputs
  • 1x NeoPixel driver with 5V level shifter
  • 1x Class D, 4-8 ohm speaker, 3W-max audio amplifier
Published: 2018-10-11 | Updated: 2022-10-03