MINI Cooper covered with RGB light strips is a maxi display
Tweet a photo or Vine video tagged with #MINIartbeat and have it show up on a MINI Cooper Countryman covered in RGB LED light strips, currently tooling around London.
The star of the show – aside from you, of course – is truly the custom-fitted surface that completely wraps the MINI Countryman in 48,000 LEDs. Each strip was attached using a variety of application methods, ranging from Velcro to magnets. When you submit your MINI Art Beat photo or video, it begins a wild and meticulously engineered journey through multiple servers via a bonded LTE signal (fun fact: the AI servers MINI Art Beat uses are the very same the Olympics did!).
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.
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