The plight of the soccer ball will be familiar to product designers and consumers alike: Here you have this object that seemed to work fine, but now it keeps relentlessly evolving into new forms even though you may have been completely happy with the one you grew up with.
So why muck with a good thing? Core77 decided to take a look, from a design perspective, at some of the changes undergone by the ball in the last 30-some years.
Follow that up with two articles about the World Cup 2010 ball, the Jabulani (part 1, part 2). It’s fine with me if FIFA wants to invest their money into redesigning a soccer ball that already works, but right about now I wish they’d spent of some of it on Vuvuzela countermeasures.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.