Club Rothko Builder is a place on the web for creating glitchy, abstract digital art. Its creator LaTurbo Avedon is no stranger to the digital space, having opened art shows in Second Life and constructed impossible digital sculptures that look like crumpled silicon. In fact, we ran a feature her last month. In her new project, you can build, stream, share, and mod your own digital sculptures using the software, populating the web with multi-headed selfies and hot pink polygons and generally strange, beautiful, broken imagery. We care because it looks cool. But we also care because it changes art from something you look at into a collaboration between artist and audience, kind of like games.
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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