Here in NYC, the snow is coming down hard and we’ve got weather on the brain. These stunning photos from storm-chaser/photographer Mike Hollingshead remind us that the situation could be a lot more intense, via Jakob Schiller at wired:
Hollingshead has been chasing storms for more than a decade and is self-taught, both in meteorology and photography. He grew up in Nebraska watching storms but really got into it after his first real chase landed him right in front of a tornado in Iowa.
“It’s pretty easy to get hooked when that happens,” he says.
At the time he was working at a corn milling plant and chased storms after work or on the weekends. Sometimes, if the conditions looked like they might produce, he’d ask for half a day off. Eventually, the job started to wear on him, and the allure of chasing got bigger, so he quit and started chasing storms full time.
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.