From May 17 to May 21, Gizmodo will kick off the summer with the Home of the Future, an immersive, real-life vision of the urban home of tomorrow.
As part of NYCxDESIGN, we will be custom-building an apartment—designed by Brooklyn-based Bernheimer Architecture—in an old gymnasium in Soho, and we will be filling it with a range of life-simplifying and energy-saving innovations, from cutting edge kitchenware to virtual entertainment and everything in between.
In the Gizmodo Home of the Future, which will be open to the public with free internet access for all, visitors will find both the most accessible and most aspirational technologies of today for enhancing our homes now and in the future. And the Home of the Future is more than just a physical space: it’s a cavalry of ideas that stand to change the way we live.
We visited on Sunday, we really liked the bike tube rug.
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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.