In the past month, hackers have exploited the technology of Microsoft’s Kinect 360 for XBox to transform the physical form into the digital realm, to astonishing artistic effect. At Gray Area’s Binary New Year’s Eve: 010111 Gray Area Members will be dancing their way into interactive digital visualizations, projected on walls of the Gray Area. The Kinect visuals in our banner are the work of the infamous Robert Hodgin (Flight404).The kinect camera sensor will be installed above the audience and projections will display collective movement. When you toss in some bangin’ LIVE performances by Moniker, Qzen, and Nikola Baytala, an LED balloon drop, complimentary champagne toast, an open bar until 11pm, then you’ve got a pretty exciting New Year’s Eve bash.
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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.