by Keith Packard

An open-hardware Python microcontroller for LEGO®

View all updates Jan 15, 2020

Crowdfunding Begins!

by Keith P

We are excited to announce that Snekboard – our open hardware Python microcontroler for LEGO – is now available on Crowd Supply. We’ve been using it in our programming and robotics classes for some time now, and we’re very much looking forward to seeing what you can do with it!

Whether you’re teaching, learning, or building, you might as well be doing it in Python (and it might as well involve LEGO® robots). By allowing you to control LEGO Power Functions motors directly from Snek or CircuitPython, Snekboard makes this possible. It comes with everything you need, and we designed it for easy integration into whatever you happen to be building.

Come check it out, and please drop us a line if you have any questions!

About the Author

Keith P

keith-packard  ·   Portland, OR

$8,288 raised

of $4,000 goal

207% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices



One Snekboard and one 3.7 V, 900 mAh LiPo battery.


Snekboard Cable Set

Four motor cables and four GPIO cables (pins to bare wires).


Snekboard Sensor Kit

Two QTR-MD-01A reflectance sensors and two GP2Y0A41SK0F distance sensors. All four sensors are Snekboard-ready with cables pre-soldered. Provides everything you need to follow along with existing Snekboard tutorials.


Keith Packard

Free Software / Free Hardware developer doing robotics instruction, amateur rocketry and RISC-V processor design.

Keith Packard

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