during this year’s european week of sustainable mobility, a branch of latvian cyclists part of the let’s bike it community staged a creative protest, which effectively — and cleverly — showed that cars with single occupants take up way too much space. the streets of riga were lined with hand-crafted constructions of full-scale car frames, made to sit on the shoulders of the bike rider. bamboo-like rods tethered together created the skeleton of a vehicle-sized structure, while bright colored paint ensured their visibility on the road. the wearable units extend far beyond the width of an individual cyclist — a truly representative and definite illustration of the difference in scale from driver to bike rider.
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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