ChickBot LED strip

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There’s more to ChickBot than driving around doing ‘stuff’ – unwire those stepper motors, plug in the LED strip and you can start counting in binary.

And once that’s got old (about 30 seconds), you can make it do Knight Rider swooshing (see video). Or use it for a number of games, like stopping the LED in a certain position. Or as a bargraph.

So as well as learning about binary maths (a core concept in Computer Science), it has a multitude of possibilities.

Pricing is yet to be determined, probably around £4 for a built unit, a lot less for a solder it yourself option and a tiny amount for just the PCB.

Code will be uploaded to the Vault shortly.



Here’s a short video of the LED strip in action:

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