This is what a map should look like inside of a sci-fi film’s futuristic war room. For the installation “Polyscape,” artist Shunsaku Ishinabe projects a map onto a grid of tiles and then has those tiles flex up and down based on the landscape’s actual height and depth. When it’s displaying a mountain, the map raises to a point, and when it’s displaying a depression, the map sinks. Ishinabe published a video demonstrating a prototype of “Polyscape,” last year, at which point it already looked like it was in good, working shape — including some flashy effects that truly make it look like it’s come out of science fiction.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.